U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women's Issues, today issued the following statement regarding yesterday's parliamentary elections in Canada:
"Yesterday, millions of Canadians took to the polls in parliamentary elections across the nation to choose their representatives. We share a long history with our friends to the north, including a commitment to democratic ideals and the peaceful transition of power.
"I congratulate Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party on their election victory. I also want to express my deep appreciation for the leadership outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper showed globally and his commitment to the U.S.-Canadian relationship.
"Canada continues to be an indispensable partner to the United States, as our largest trading partner, as a staunch ally in combating terror, and based on our shared determination to stand up for human rights around the world.
"I look forward to continuing close cooperation with Canada on mutual interests through projects such as the Keystone XL pipeline and the policies needed to keep our citizens safe."