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Vice President Biden to visit Ottawa next week

Posted 2:31 p.m. Tuesday

— U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ottawa next week when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets Canada's provincial premiers about climate policy.

The White House released a statement Tuesday that said the outgoing vice-president will be in Ottawa Dec. 8-9 to meet with Trudeau, as well as the premiers, to discuss Canada-U.S. relations and several international issues.

Trudeau's office says Biden will meet with Trudeau and the prime minister will host a dinner in his honor.

The U.S. Embassy says Biden will meet Canada's 10 provincial premiers on a range of bilateral and global issues

Trudeau's government is working on a "pan-Canadian" framework for clean growth and dealing with climate change that includes a carbon tax.

Canada's Parliament broke into chants of "four more years" when President Barack Obama visited in June.

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