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Charm offensive 2.0: how Canada is preparing for a Biden administration and a new cabinet

By Neil Moss      

The embassy compiles an exhaustive list of potential cabinet members and those who may be appointed to key positions, which include their history and their ties to Canada, say former diplomats.

U.S. president-elect Joe Biden, right, and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris, left, will assume control of the White House on Jan. 20. Former Canadian ambassador Raymond Chrétien says Canadian officials will have greater access with the Biden administration than it has had over the last four years. Photograph courtesy of Twitter/Joe Biden

The victory of U.S. president-elect Joe Biden had many Canadians breathing a sigh of relief after four turbulent years of the Trump administration, but for Canadian officials—in Canada’s embassy in Washington, D.C., in the Pearson Building, and in the Prime Minister’s Office—there is much work to be done to prepare for the second new administration in four years.

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
- nmoss@hilltimes.com


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