Both sides can move onto discussions of a future trade deal between the UK and EU after 2019.
It would be a sign Canada is ready to enter the 21st century.
More than ever, the U.K. needs Canada's friendly advice and experience on the potential cost of separatism.
We have a problem, rather, a preoccupation with power. It is human nature to want and crave it, but the ways we get it and keep it are usually inhumane. The simplest, most base feeling of power is that of physical might. The ability to defeat one's foes in combat.
It took 28 months for Obama to get invited on an official state visit.
The months following Brexit look bleak for the British. But as the UK closes the door to the EU, it has unintentionally opened another to Canadian travellers. The pound sterling is sitting just above $1.70 CAD and, while this might not seem like a steep drop, it could be enough to persuade more Canadians to visit the UK.
But the EU trade deal comes first, trade minister insists.