(CNSNews.com) - "Thank you very much," Obama told Canada's cheering lawmakers on Wednesday, as he concluded his speech on globalization, the new international order, and "universal values."
The Canadian Parliament erupted in chants of "Four more years, four more years!"
Obama received two standing ovations before he even began speaking in Ottawa, one of them coming as his liberal counterpart, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, hailed "the lessons you taught us, not by executive order, but by example -- that we are accountable...to each other."
Obama told the Canadians that as president, "I've deepened the ties between our countries," and he held up the U.S.-Canada partnership as a model for the "the path we need to travel" in a "rapidly changing world."
Earlier, at a news conference, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it's "a little sad" that this will be the last chance for the current leaders of Canada, Mexico and the United States to get together, "given President Obama's impending retirement, something -- something he pointed out to us more than once, I should add, usually with a little smile."
Obama was the first U.S. president to address the Canadian Parliament since President Bill Clinton did so in 1995.