• Statement by the Prime Minister on the fifth anniversary of the Lac-Mégantic tragedy
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the fifth anniversary of the Lac‑Mégantic tragedy:“Five years ago, a terrible tragedy took place in Lac-Mégantic. During the night, a runaway train carrying a shipment of crude oil derailed and caught fire in the heart of the community. The explosion that followed destroyed close to half of the downtown area and took the lives of 47 people, in the deadliest rail disaster in our country’s modern history.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - July 6, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the results of the Mexican presidential election
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the results of the Mexican presidential election:“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Andrés Manuel López Obrador on his election as the next President of Mexico.“Canada and Mexico are close friends and longtime partners. We share common goals, strong people to people ties, and a mutually beneficial trading relationship that is the envy of the world – reflected in our joint effort to update the North American Free Trade Agreement for the 21st century.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - July 1, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Canada Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Canada Day:“Happy Canada Day!“No matter where we are, today, as Canadians, we celebrate Canada and the people who have built the country we love.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - July 1, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Canadian Multiculturalism Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to highlight Canadian Multiculturalism Day:“As the first country in the world to adopt a policy of multiculturalism, Canada has shown time and time again that diversity and inclusion are sources of strength, and at the heart of our success.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 27, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the death of Paul Gérin-Lajoie
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on the death of Paul Gérin-Lajoie, a former Quebec minister and a pioneer of education:“Today, we pay tribute to former politician and pioneer of the Quebec educational system, Paul Gérin-Lajoie.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 25, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on la Fête nationale du Québec and Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on la Fête nationale du Québec and Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day:“Today, my family and I join Quebecers to celebrate Quebec’s unique culture, history, and heritage. On la Fête nationale du Québec, we honour our province’s distinct history, which has shaped a Canada that is strong in its differences and proud of its diversity.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 24, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism:“On this day in 1985, Canadians awoke to news that defied belief, and left our country in a state of shock and suffering.“Air India Flight 182, bound for London after picking up passengers in Toronto and Montréal, disappeared from radar off the coast of Ireland. A bomb – planted on the plane in Canada in an act of terror – exploded on board, killing 329 innocent people, including 280 Canadians.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 23, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on National Indigenous Peoples Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day:“Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, we celebrate the unique heritage and diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, and the tremendous contributions they make to this country.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 21, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on World Refugee Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Refugee Day:“On World Refugee Day, we join the global community to recognize people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes. We honour the resilience and strength of refugees and displaced people, acknowledge the profound hardships they face, and stand with them.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 20, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the new Premier of Nunavut
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the new Premier of Nunavut:“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Joe Savikataaq, who was chosen as the new territorial Premier by Members of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly.“Nunavut has one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada. Respect, inclusion, and the full participation of the people of Nunavut is essential to the territory’s – and Canada’s – ongoing progress and prosperity.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - June 15, 2018