• Prime Minister welcomes Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders report
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to welcome the first report from the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders:“I am pleased to welcome today the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders’ first report, which is focused on supporting and growing women-owned businesses. This report is the first of five anticipated reports to be released by the Council.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - January 17, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Raoul Wallenberg Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Raoul Wallenberg Day:“Today, we pay tribute to Raoul Wallenberg, a humanitarian and hero who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.“Working as a Swedish diplomat in Budapest, Mr. Wallenberg issued ‘protective passports’ to thousands of Hungarian Jews. Known as the Schutz-Pass, these documents served as Swedish passports and provided protection from deportation to their bearers.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - January 17, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Thai Pongal
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Thai Pongal:“Today, Tamils in Canada and around the world mark Thai Pongal, the Tamil harvest festival.“Thai Pongal is a time to give thanks for the many gifts of the harvest. Families and friends will come together to celebrate peace, abundance, and happiness, and to share Pongal, a sweet dish of rice and milk traditionally served during the festival.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - January 14, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Orthodox Christmas
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Orthodox Christmas:“Today, we join Orthodox Christians in Canada and around the world to celebrate Christmas.“Christmas commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ and is a time to reflect on his message of hope and compassion. It is also an opportunity to appreciate the many blessings we enjoy in life and to show generosity to those in need, here at home and abroad.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - January 7, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the 20th anniversary of the Great Ice Storm
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the 20th anniversary of the Great Ice Storm:“On this day, twenty years ago, freezing rain began to fall in Eastern Canada. For the next five days, the rain fell, coating cars, homes, trees, power lines – everything – in as much as 100 mm of ice.“Power lines and hydro towers collapsed under the weight of the ice, leaving more than three million people in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia in the dark. Blackouts lasted for days, weeks, and, in some cases, even months.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - January 4, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister to mark the New Year
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the New Year:“Happy New Year, Canada!
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 31, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Christmas
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Christmas:“Merry Christmas, Canada!“In 2017, people across Canada gave us much reason to be proud, and showed us the strength in our diversity. Canadians are neighbours helping neighbours, sharing warmth, compassion, and generosity—not just at Christmas, but all year round.“For Christians around the world, this season is a time to celebrate Jesus Christ and his message of compassion. For all of us, it is a chance to come together to give thanks for everything that unites us.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 24, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the retirement of Chief Justice of Canada Beverley McLachlin
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the retirement of the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada:“Today, I join all Canadians to express our sincere gratitude to the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada, on her well-deserved retirement.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 14, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement marking the birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan:“Today, we celebrate the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims – a community that includes tens of thousands in Canada and millions around the world.“The Aga Khan is a global humanitarian leader dedicated to the promotion of pluralism and peace. He is an inspiration to millions, including myself.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 13, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the first day of Hanukkah
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today marking the first day of Hanukkah:“At sunset today, Jewish communities in Canada and around the world will welcome the beginning of Hanukkah – one of the oldest traditions in the world.“For eight nights, families and loved ones will celebrate the Festival of Lights by lighting the candles of the menorah, one by one. Together, they will pray, sing, enjoy food, and share stories of hope.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 12, 2017