Vice President Biden to visit Ottawa next week

TORONTO (AP) " 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.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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