According to reports out of Canada, the Canadian government plans to speak with President-elect Obama in hopes of reaching a North American climate change agreement. Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon acknowledged that the Canadian government will begin working on a file in the upcoming weeks. He said, “Over the coming weeks I know my colleague Jim Prentice, minister of the Environment, will be active on that file. I see that in a positive light." The hope is that the two countries can form a united cap-and-trade program to combat climate change.