First Ladies Of U.S. And Canada Keep In Touch
By Linda Farneth
Just days after the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his plans to aid Canada during the COVID 19 pandemic his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, was reported to test positive for the Coronavirus after returning from a trip to London.
On March 11 the office of the PM issued the following statement, “The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today outlined Canada’s whole-of-government response to COVID-19, by establishing a more than $1 billion COVID-19 Response Fund.”
Sophie, who turns 45 in April was in good health at the time of the diagnosis. A statement from the PM’s office stated, “She will remain in isolation for the time being. She is feeling well, is taking all the recommended precautions and her symptoms remain mild,”
On April 2 U.S. First Lady Melania Trump spoke with Mrs. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau of Canada.
The White House reported:
First Lady First Lady Trump expressed her well wishes for Mrs. Grégoire Trudeau’s good health, following her recovery from COVID-19 last month, and reaffirmed her deep appreciation for the continued cooperation between the United States and Canada to address unprecedented challenges related to the pandemic.
First Lady Trump conveyed the importance of the two countries’ strong economic ties, noting the recent restriction on cross-border travel related to non-essential travel while keeping the border open to essential workers and $1.7 billion in daily trade in goods.
They also noted the immense multilateral repatriation efforts to bring Americans and Canadians home from cruise ships and other places around the globe, and agreed to stay in touch as the two countries work to defeat the pandemic.