Obama passes climate change torch to Trudeau

March 11, 2016 9:37 AM

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OTTAWA - Entering the twilight of his presidency, President Barack Obama has passed the climate change baton to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, aligning the political stars on an issue central to both the U.S. president's legacy and Canada's foreign policy.

With just 10 months before he vacates the White House, Obama used Trudeau's state visit to Washington on Thursday to cement a joint intent to move forward on a series of initiatives on reducing greenhouse gases and finding new sources of non-carbon based energy.

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