• Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Adha
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Eid al-Adha:“Today, we join Muslim communities in Canada and around the world to celebrate Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of the Hajj.“Eid al-Adha is a time to reflect on lessons of sacrifice and to show compassion to those in need. To mark the occasion, families and friends will gather to feast, attend morning prayers, and give thanks for the blessings they enjoy in life.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 20, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on World Humanitarian Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Humanitarian Day:“World Humanitarian Day reminds us of a sombre reality: the world faces pressing, and increasingly complex, humanitarian crises.“The need for humanitarian workers is unprecedented, and their work has never been more difficult or dangerous. Where people flee, humanitarian workers go. While headlines fade, humanitarian workers persist. In grave conditions, humanitarian workers provide a lifeline.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 19, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the 76th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the 76th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid:“In the early morning hours of August 19, 1942, nearly 5,000 Canadian soldiers, joined by their British and American allies, approached the German-occupied ports of Dieppe, Puys, and Pourville.“The Allies – including land, air, and sea forces – were sent to test the German defences and gather crucial intelligence. The mission turned tragic as soon as the Allied soldiers landed. Daylight had broken, and the element of surprise was already lost.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 19, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on death of Kofi Annan
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize winner:“Today, I join the world to mourn the passing of a great statesman and humanitarian, the former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 18, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on India’s Independence Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement in recognition of India’s Independence Day:“Today, we join the people of India and members of the Indo-Canadian community to celebrate India’s 72nd Independence Day.“On this day, in 1947, India achieved independence, and is now the largest democracy in the world.“Canada and India share much in common, from the similar institutions and forms of government that underpin our democracies, to the tremendous people-to-people connections at the heart of our two countries’ longstanding friendship.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 15, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the National Liberation Day of Korea
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement in recognition of the National Liberation Day of Korea:“Today, Koreans around the world celebrate the 73rd National Liberation Day of Korea. This day in 1945 marked the end of the Second World War and set South Korea on a path that ultimately allowed it to become the vibrant democracy and prosperous country that it is today.“Koreans all around the peninsula will show their pride on Liberation Day, also known as ‘Gwangbokjeol’, to recognize the accomplishments of Korean people around the world.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 15, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on National Acadian Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Acadian Day:“On National Acadian Day, we celebrate the culture and heritage of the Acadian people and the important role Acadians have played in shaping Canada.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 15, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Pakistan’s Independence Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Pakistan’s Independence Day:“Today, we join the people of Pakistan and members of the Pakistani community in Canada and around the world to celebrate Pakistan’s 72nd Independence Day.“Canada was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Pakistan in 1947. The people-to-people ties between Canada and Pakistan are older still. People from what is now Pakistan first migrated to Canada over a century ago and, since then, our connections have grown and deepened.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 14, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on International Youth Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on International Youth Day:“International Youth Day is a time to celebrate our young people and their limitless potential. They are leaders, change makers, and ambassadors for a brighter, more peaceful world. Together with their energy, creativity, and passion, they have the ability to transform our communities and our country for the better.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 12, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the shooting in Fredericton
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the shooting in Fredericton:“Canadians across the country were shocked to wake up to news of the shooting in Fredericton that left four people dead, including two police officers. We mourn with everyone who has lost a friend, colleague, or family member, and wish those injured a speedy and full recovery.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 10, 2018