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Christie meets prime minister and says the bond between US-Canada could be stronger

  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)  (The Associated Press)

  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie lays a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie lays a wreath at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)  (The Associated Press)

  • Government House Leader Peter Van Loan speaks with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his son Andrew after they paid a visit to the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

    Government House Leader Peter Van Loan speaks with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his son Andrew after they paid a visit to the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)  (The Associated Press)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie emerged from a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper touting the Canada-U.S. relationship. But the potential Republican Party candidate for the 2016 U.S. presidential election says the bond between the countries could be even stronger.

Christie met Harper in Ottawa before laying a wreath at the National War Memorial in honor of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, who was gunned down at the site in October.

Christie spoke briefly to reporters.? He said he had a wonderful conversation with Harper, but he did not offer details.

The governor ignored questions about the George Washington Bridge affair. New Jersey lawmakers who have been probing politically motivated traffic jams near the bridge to New York City last year have found no evidence that Christie was involved.