President gives shout-out to Stanstead
While speaking at a press conference during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to the United States last week , President Barack Obama mentioned the town of Stanstead, and more particularly the Haskell Free Library, as an example of the friendship between his nation and Canada.
“As always, our work as nations remains rooted in the friendship of our peoples…Up where Derby Line, Vermont, meets Stanstead, Quebec, Americans and Canadians come together at the local library where the border line literally runs right across the floor. A resident of one of the border towns once said ‘we’re two different countries but like one big town, and people are always there for you’,” said the President in his address which even ended with a little French: “Bienvenu mes amis.”
One of the topics that the President and the Prime Minister discussed during the visit was an agreement to make the Canadian/American border more open and more secure.