• 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
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Human Rights Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Human Rights Day:“Seventy years ago, delegates from around the world came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which declares everyone is ‘born free and equal in dignity and rights.’ We take this occasion to celebrate our very own John Humphrey, who helped draft this revolutionary document, and to recommit ourselves to a more just and equal world.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 10, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the launch of Christmas Lights Across Canada
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the launch of Christmas Lights Across Canada, which runs every night from December 7, 2017, to January 7, 2018:“Tonight, thousands of holiday lights will illuminate Parliament Hill as we launch Christmas Lights Across Canada. For the next month, lights will shine in Canadian capitals from coast to coast to coast, in celebration of all that unites us.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 7, 2017
  • 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:“Twenty-eight years ago, at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal, 14 young women were viciously murdered in a senseless and hateful act of violence. On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, we mourn with their families and friends, and pay tribute to the women whose future was robbed from them.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 6, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion:“Today, we mark the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.“On the morning of December 6, 1917, in the midst of the First World War, the munitions ship SS Mont-Blanc and the freighter SS Imo collided in the narrows of Halifax Harbour. The SS Mont-Blanc caught fire and erupted in an explosion that levelled the north end of Halifax – changing the city forever.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 6, 2017
  • Canada-China Joint Statement on Climate Change and Clean Growth
    Canada and China affirm that action on climate change, including decisive steps towards low-carbon, climate-resilient and sustainable development is crucial.
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    Beijing, China - December 4, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities:“The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a time to celebrate the contributions that people with disabilities make to our country and our world. It is also an opportunity to learn about what we can do so that everyone is able to fully participate in our communities and workplaces without barriers.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - December 3, 2017