• Statement by the Prime Minister on Yom Kippur
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Yom Kippur:“Tonight at sundown, Jewish communities in Canada and around the world will come together to mark the start of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.“Yom Kippur marks the end of the Ten Days of Repentance. To honour the occasion, families and friends will fast and attend prayer services to seek forgiveness. Yom Kippur is a time of repentance and reflection, and a chance to set intentions for the year to come.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 18, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day of Democracy
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day of Democracy:“On International Day of Democracy, I am reminded of the words of former Member of Parliament Arnold Chan. He was a close friend and colleague and, above all, a devoted public servant. While Arnold passed away exactly a year ago yesterday, his wisdom lives on and continues to hold lessons for us all – perhaps now more than ever.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 15, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Nayrouz
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Nayrouz:“Today, Coptic Orthodox Christians in Canada and around the world will welcome the New Year and come together to celebrate the Feast of Nayrouz. Also known as the Feast of Rivers, this festival marks the first day of Thout, the first month of the Coptic year.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 11, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the anniversary of 9/11 and the National Day of Service
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, and on the National Day of Service:“The events of 9/11 – the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of the United States – will remain ingrained in our memories for generations.“Today, on the 17th anniversary of this tragedy, we remember its nearly 3,000 innocent victims, including 24 Canadians.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 11, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Rosh Hashanah
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Rosh Hashanah:“Tonight, at sunset, Jewish communities in Canada and around the world will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.“Rosh Hashanah is the beginning of the ten-day period of High Holy Days. It is an opportunity to reflect on the past year and come together with friends and family to share meals, prayers, and hopes for the future.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 9, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on International Literacy Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on International Literacy Day:“Today, on International Literacy Day, we join people around the world to raise awareness of the importance of literacy. We celebrate the progress we have made to promote literacy, here at home and abroad – and reflect on the work we have left to do to make sure everyone has access to literacy and opportunity.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 8, 2018
  • Joint Statement by the Leaders of France, Germany, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom on the Salisbury Attack
    A joint statement by the leaders of France, Germany, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom on the Salisbury attack:
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 6, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Labour Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Labour Day:“On Labour Day, we celebrate Canada’s workers and the major achievements of our country’s labour movement. Today, thanks to generations of labour activists, Canada’s workplaces are safer, more equitable, and more just. We honour the dedication and determination of the labour movement, and continue to stand with workers from coast to coast to coast.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 3, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Ukrainian Independence Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Ukrainian Independence Day:“Today, we join the Ukrainian community in Canada and around the world to celebrate the 27th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 24, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Black Ribbon Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Black Ribbon Day, the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communism and Nazism in Europe:“On this day in 1939, days before the beginning of the Second World War, Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Soviet Union signed the notorious Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The pact would strip countries in Eastern and Central Europe of their autonomy, and dismantle communities across the continent, including Jewish and Roma communities, and others.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 23, 2018