• Statement by the Prime Minister on Labour Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Labour Day:“On Labour Day, we celebrate Canada’s workers and the major achievements of our country’s labour movement. Today, thanks to generations of labour activists, Canada’s workplaces are safer, more equitable, and more just. We honour the dedication and determination of the labour movement, and continue to stand with workers from coast to coast to coast.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 3, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Ukrainian Independence Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Ukrainian Independence Day:“Today, we join the Ukrainian community in Canada and around the world to celebrate the 27th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 24, 2018
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Black Ribbon Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Black Ribbon Day, the National Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Communism and Nazism in Europe:“On this day in 1939, days before the beginning of the Second World War, Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Soviet Union signed the notorious Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The pact would strip countries in Eastern and Central Europe of their autonomy, and dismantle communities across the continent, including Jewish and Roma communities, and others.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 23, 2018
  • 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