• 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 hero and humanitarian whose work saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - January 17, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Thai Pongal
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Thai Pongal:“This week, the Tamil community in Canada and around the world will celebrate Thai Pongal, the four-day harvest festival.“Thai Pongal is a time of celebration, joy, and community. Families and friends will gather to give thanks for a plentiful harvest, and to cook and share Pongal, a sweet rice pudding.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - January 14, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on meeting with Modern Treaty and Self-Governing First Nations
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today after meeting with Modern Treaty and Self-Governing First Nations:“Today, I had the honour to meet with leaders of Modern Treaty and Self-Governing First Nations for a second time to strengthen our unique and enduring relationship.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - January 8, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Orthodox Christmas
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Orthodox Christmas:“Today, Orthodox Christians in Canada and around the world will come together to celebrate Christmas.“Christmas is an opportunity to be thankful for the many blessings in our lives and to share our good fortune with others. These celebrations remind us of the importance of promoting the values of compassion, openness, and inclusion in our homes, our workplaces, our schools, and our communities.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - January 7, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Haiti’s Independence Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark Haiti’s Independence Day:“Today, we join members of the Haitian community in Canada and around the world to celebrate Haiti’s Independence Day.“Canada and Haiti share a strong relationship, rooted in our shared language and close connections between people in our two countries. Today, more than 165,000 Canadians of Haitian origin call Canada home.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - January 1, 2019
  • 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, everyone!“Tonight, as we come together with family and friends, I want to thank you. Every success and milestone our country celebrates tonight, we’re able to celebrate because of you.“It’s your hard work, your ambition, and all your acts of perseverance and kindness that change lives and our country for the better.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 31, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Christmas
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Christmas:“Merry Christmas, Canada!“Today, our family joins Christians across the country and around the world to celebrate the birth of Christ.“It’s a time to spread joy and cheer, appreciate our blessings, and honour traditions – whether that’s opening presents, decorating the Christmas tree, sharing a meal together, or setting aside a couple of cookies for Santa.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 24, 2018
  • 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 join Shia Ismaili Muslims across Canada and around the world to celebrate the 82nd birthday of their spiritual leader, His Highness the Aga Khan.“His Highness is a global humanitarian leader and an ambassador for pluralism and peace. For over fifty years, he has worked tirelessly to reduce poverty, advance gender equality, and champion healthcare and education for the most vulnerable.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 13, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Human Rights Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Human Rights Day:“Today on Human Rights Day, we celebrate the progress we have made as a global community to advance human rights. We also reflect on what more we can do as a country and as individuals to ensure that every single person – here in Canada and around the world – can live a life with dignity and respect.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 10, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women:
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 6, 2018