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Canadian Parliament: 'Four More Years' For Obama (Video)

| by Kathryn Schroeder
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When President Barack Obama finished his speech to Canada’s Parliament on June 29, lawmakers gave him a send off to remember (video below).

"Four more years!" parliament members chanted at Obama in the House of Commons.

Obama also received a lengthy standing ovation when he arrived to give his speech, prompting him to joke, "[I should just] shut up and leave."

It has been 21 years since a U.S. president addressed Canada’s Parliament, according to the Associated Press.

During his nearly hour long speech, Obama spoke of the peaceful border the U.S. and Canada share, referring to it as the longest on earth.

He also said that despite differences between the two countries, the U.S. could not ask for a better friend or ally than Canada.

Obama was in Canada to join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at a North American leaders summit. In a joint statement, the leaders said they would strive to use renewable sources of energy to generate 50 percent of the electrical power used by North America by 2025.

In 2015, 37 percent of North America’s electrical power was generated by renewable sources.

In order to achieve their goal, they plan to expedite cross-border transmission projects, strengthen energy efficiency standards, and focus on obtaining more efficient products and cleaner vehicles for government use.

While Canada’s Parliament may want Obama to remain president for four more years, it is prohibited by the 22nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution for a person to serve as president more than twice.

Sources: ODN/YouTube, AP via ABC News / Photo Source: ODN/YouTube

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