Reactions to Donald Trump election victory

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From the prime minister to pro-athletes, a number of prominent figures from across Canada are weighing in on Donald Trump’s election as America’s 45th president. Here is what some of them are saying:

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“Canada has no closer friend, partner, and ally than the United States. We look forward to working very closely with President-elect Trump, his administration, and with the United States Congress in the years ahead, including on issues such as trade, investment, and international peace and security.” — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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“As Canada works with the new administration, our focus in the Official Opposition will continue to be on bilateral initiatives that will contribute to the Canadian economy, create jobs, and enhance our collective security. That will include holding the current Canadian government to account on resolving trade irritants like the softwood lumber dispute.” — Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose

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“I think when you see the type of racist, sexist comments that were made by Mr. Trump during the campaign those are things we don’t want here in Canada….And far from backing down from it I hope that Justin Trudeau will stand up for those same Canadian values.” — NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.

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“It’s clearly horrific…The possibility that the U.S. electorate has just condemned our grandchildren is a significant risk.” — Green Party Leader Elizabeth May

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“Dear Americans: It will be all right in the long run. (How long? We will see.) You’ve been through worse, remember.” — author Margaret Atwood

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“Gotta get dual citizenship.” — Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell

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“Measures that improve Canada-U.S. trade should be our priority with this new administration, but there is a long list of topics we will need to address, from softwood lumber to NAFTA to pipelines. Most important is to open a dialogue that will benefit both countries.” — Perrin Beatty, president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

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“Time for deep breaths and thoughtful reaction. Important to reach out to American friends and allies in our common struggle for justice.” —Maude Barlow, chairperson of the Council of Canadians

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  1. If I’m any judge, if he carries on as he did during the election race, he will either be impeached or assassinated within a year or so of taking office… Just my personal opinion, which doesn’t mean much in the overall scheme of things…

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