Biden Making First State Visit To Canada, Still Hasn’t Visited East Palestine, Ohio

  • President Joe Biden will touch down in Ottawa Thursday for his first official state visit to Canada since winning the presidency more than two years ago — and the trip could be an opportunity for the two countries to cut some deals.
  • Unlike some previous presidents, Biden did not make Canada his first foreign stop after taking the top job. In fact, Biden’s early days were marked by some tensions with Canada.
  • One of his first official acts was to rescind a presidential permit to build the multi-billion-dollar Keystone XL pipeline — killing a major economic driver for Alberta’s oilpatch.