Last week, President Bushmade his first official visit to Canada — in his second term. (A planned official visit last year was canceled when Canada failed to support the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.) Previous American presidents have put the U.S.’s northern neighbor and largest trading partner at the top of their must-visit list:
Bill Clinton, elected in 1992, made his first official visit to Canada in 1995. He also visited more than any other U.S. president — five times — and played rounds of golf with then–Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.
George H.W. Bush made Canada the first foreign country he visited, in February 1989, his first year in office.