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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Prime Minister of The Bahamas Hubert Minnis

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Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Hubert Minnis.

The Prime Minister expressed his sympathies for the loss of life caused by Hurricane Dorian, particularly in the Abacos and Grand Bahama Island, and extended Canada’s support and solidarity for the people and communities devastated by the winds and flooding.

The Prime Minister underscored Canada’s longstanding friendship and ties to The Bahamas and noted Canada’s ongoing commitment to building climate resilience and strengthening disaster response in the region.

He reiterated Canada’s offer of $500,000 in initial humanitarian assistance and expert support, and indicated that the Government of Canada will remain in close contact as needs assessments are developed.