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.