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  • PM delivers remarks in Québec City Québec City, Quebec
    Thank you so much, everyone. And thank you for your kind introduction, Minister Denis Lebel, Minister Steven Blaney, Quebec caucus chair Jacques Gourde, Quebec Minister Dominique Vien, and Mayor Labeaume, who is now renowned throughout the international Francophonie. Mr. Latourelle, Mr. Gauvin, everyone from Parks Canada, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, thanks for your warm welcome. Like many Canadians, I am always moved when I come face-to-face with the origins of Canadian history.
    Québec City, Quebec - 16 December 2014
  • PM delivers remarks in Montréal
    When I was young, my father always said that at this time of the year, at Christmas for us, it is always important to remember our fellow citizens, our Jewish neighbours, and it is a great honour for me to be here with Montreal’s Jewish community, and indeed the Canadian Jewish community to celebrate Chanukah, and I would like to wish everyone here a Happy Chanukah. And maybe if I could also just follow on a brief reflection.  I know the religious significance of Chanukah but of course it’s more the general metaphor and that is the light driving out the darkness. 
    Montréal, QC - 16 December 2014
  • PM delivers remarks at a dinner celebrating the 10th anniversary of Humanity First Canada
    Thank you very much. Good evening, everyone.  First of all, thank you Chris for those very kind words and also thanks to Dr. Daud for keeping us all organized this evening.  Greetings to Patrick Brown, also my colleague who is joining us here this evening.  Greetings also, most particularly to Lal Khan Malik, President of the Canadian Ahmadiyya community, and indeed all members of the community who have joined us here tonight.  I want to thank all of you for coming.
    Toronto, Ontario - 4 December 2014
  • PM delivers remarks in Markham
    Thank you, Ed. I appreciate it. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much, everyone. Good afternoon. I want to thank Paul Calandra for getting us started today and also Ed Holder. Thank you for your warm introduction. Greetings as well to my colleagues from Parliament who have joined us, Joe Daniel, John Carmichael, Patrick Brown, are also with us. I also want to thank Judy and Pat and in fact everyone from IBM for hosting us here today. We really appreciate it. Give them a hand.
    Markham, Ontario - 4 December 2014
  • PM delivers remarks at the Bargny Health Clinic in Senegal
    Thank you very much. Thank you, Ministers, Senators, Members of Parliament, Mr. Mayor, distinguished guests, hello. First and foremost, I’d like to thank the staff and directors of this health clinic for such a warm welcome. Another good hand for all the great work they do here. Like you, Canada wants to improve maternal, newborn and child health. Indeed, that is my country’s top international development priority. So we are partners in this worthy cause.
    Dakar, Senegal - 30 November 2014
  • PM delivers remarks at the 15th Summit of La Francophonie
    “Mr. President Sall of the Republic of Senegal, for the second time in two years, I thank you for your hospitality. “Secretary General Abdou Diouf, my fellow Canadians, Premier Couillard of Quebec, Premier Gallant of New Brunswick, heads of state and government, delegates, my first words will be to thank the Government of Senegal, and especially the City of Dakar, for being such a friendly host once again – for the great family of La Francophonie. “It so happens that Canada has hosted the Summit the most often – on three occasions.
    Dakar, Senegal - 29 November 2014
  • PM delivers remarks in Dakar, Senegal
    Thank you everyone. Thank you. I’d like to begin by acknowledging all our distinguished guests from Senegal, Canada and other countries as well, with a special welcome for my parliamentary colleagues and all the members of the Canadian delegation. It’s quite an honour for me to take part in this meeting in the company of Prime Minister Dionne. I had the pleasure of visiting Senegal two years ago during the run-up to the Francophone Summit in Kinshasa. Just recently I renewed acquaintances with President Sall at the G-20 Summit in Australia.
    Dakar, Republic of Senegal - 28 November 2014
  • PM delivers remarks in London
    Thank you very much. Thank you for that warm welcome. It’s always great to be back here in London.  As Ed Holder says every time, the tenth-largest city in Canada. I want to begin by thanking all of my colleagues, Susan Truppe, our MP for London-North Centre, for emceeing this event. Also Joe Preston here for Elgin-Middlesex-London. Thank you, colleagues. Give all my colleagues, Ed Holder as well, give them all a big hand.
    London, Ontario - 24 November 2014
  • PM delivers remarks at the conclusion of the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane
    Good afternoon. I’d like to begin by thanking Prime Minister Abbott and the Australian public for the warm greeting they’ve given me, Laureen and our entire delegation.   Also much appreciated were Prime Minister Abbott’s warm words of solidarity and support following the brazen terror attacks at our National War Memorial and in our Parliament and at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu.  I know I speak for all Canadians when I say that in a dangerous world we take reassurance and comfort from our friendship with reliable, longstanding allies like Australia.
    Brisbane, Australia - 16 November 2014
  • PM delivers remarks at a joint media availability with Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand
    Well, thank you, Prime Minister, thank you, John, for your kind and your warm welcome here. It’s wonderful to be here in Auckland as we say, just a short 22-hour flight from Ottawa. Prime Minister, as you know, it was my pleasure to host you in Ottawa back in 2010 and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to return your visit to this magnificent country. As you know, my wife Laureen knows this country very well, but this is my first visit to New Zealand.
    Auckland, New Zealand - 14 November 2014