Prime Minister Trudeau, President Biden to hold virtual meeting on Tuesday

File photo of U.S. President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet virutally with U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday.

The virtual conversation between the two leaders will be Biden’s first bilateral meeting as president.

They will compare notes on their shared vision for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, despite Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Trudeau is sure to press Biden for more help in securing the release from China of Canadian detainees Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.

Canada will also be seeking exemptions from Biden’s protectionist Buy American regime, which favours American contractors and suppliers for U.S. infrastructure projects.