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Reagan's full speech to Parliament in 1981

He is the most important leader in the world. And even though the country may not always like what they hear, when the president of the United States comes to Ottawa, Canada listens. From Franklin Roosevelt to Bill Clinton, U.S. presidents have been given the honour of addressing Canada's Parliament. Sometimes their speeches draw warm ovations; others are met by catcalls and anger. But over time, each presidential message has been an important indicator of the goodwill — and the problems — facing these neighbours.

President insists U.S.-Canada border "joins us."

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: March 11, 1981
Duration: 22:02

Last updated: January 2, 2013

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