Clinton and Obama

Courtesy CBC

The political interference from south of the 49th Parallel continues in the Canadian election.

One day after former President Barack Obama tweeted his support for his “friend” Prime Justin Trudeau, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did the same thing Friday.

Clinton also uses the term ‘friend’ to describe Trudeau.

“I have seen my friend @JustinTrudeau show leadership in the fight for accessible child care, protected reproductive rights, and ambitious climate action,” tweeted Clinton.

“I’m wishing him and our progressive Canadian neighbors the best in Monday’s election.”

Clinton served as Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. She was a senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, and as First Lady from 1993 to 2001, as the wife of President Bill Clinton.

US officials do not normally comment on Canadian election campaigns.

Dave Naylor is the News Editor of the Western Standard

News Editor & Calgary Bureau Chief

Dave Naylor is News Editor & Calgary Bureau Chief of the Western Standard based in the Calgary Headquarters. He served as City Editor of the Calgary Sun & covered Alberta news for nearly 40 years.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.