• Statement by the Prime Minister on Ramadan
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Ramadan:“Today, Muslims in Canada and around the world mark the start of Ramadan.“Families and friends will gather to pray together, fast during the daytime, and break their fast in the evening at iftars around the globe.“Ramadan honours the values at the heart of Islam – like compassion and service to others. It reminds us to give generously, and put the needs of others before our own – this month, and throughout the year.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 5, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on World Press Freedom Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Press Freedom Day:“Today, we celebrate the important role journalists play around the world. We also take a hard look at the current state of press freedom, and remember those who have died in pursuit of the truth.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 3, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Yom HaShoah
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Memorial Day:“Tonight at sundown, we will join Jewish communities and others in Canada and around the world to observe Yom HaShoah.“On Yom HaShoah, we remember the six million innocent Jews who were systematically murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust – one of the darkest periods in human history.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - May 1, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the National Day of Mourning
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the National Day of Mourning:“Every Canadian deserves to be able to provide for their family, knowing they will return home safely at the end of a hard day’s work.“On the National Day of Mourning, we remember and honour Canadian workers who have died or suffered physical or mental injury or illness as a result of workplace accidents, hazards, or harassment.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - April 28, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Orthodox Easter
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Orthodox Easter:“Today, we join people of the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Eastern Catholic faith in Canada and around the world to mark Easter, also known as Pascha.“The holiest day of the year for Orthodox Christians, Easter is a time of hope and new beginnings, as families and loved ones gather to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - April 28, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on South Africa Freedom Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on South Africa Freedom Day:“Today, we join South Africans to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first democratic elections in South Africa and the end of apartheid.“In their first election open to all voters, the people of South Africa chose anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela as their president.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - April 27, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister in observation of Armenian Genocide Memorial Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement:“Today, we join Armenian communities in Canada and around the world to honour the memory of the victims of the Armenian genocide, a dark chapter in human history which must never be forgotten.“Although more than a century has since passed, the memory of those who unjustly lost their lives and suffered reminds us that we must never respond to hatred or violence with indifference.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - April 24, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the results of the provincial election in Prince Edward Island
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today on the results of the provincial election in Prince Edward Island:“Islanders have chosen to elect a minority government led by the Progressive Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island.“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I offer my congratulations to Dennis King who will have the honour and privilege to serve as Premier of this beautiful province.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - April 23, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the results of the Ukrainian presidential election
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the results of the Ukrainian presidential election:“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy on his election victory.“The future of Ukraine must be decided by the people of Ukraine. Canada commends the millions of Ukrainians who exercised their democratic rights and went to the polls. In casting their ballots, Ukrainians have inspired people across the region and around the world.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - April 22, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Earth Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Earth Day:“On Earth Day, we come together with people around the world to celebrate the planet we share. We also take stock of the significant challenges facing our environment – climate change first among them.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - April 22, 2019