• Statement by the Prime Minister on the Japanese general election
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the Japanese general election:“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on his victory in yesterday’s general election in Japan.“Canada and Japan are close partners with deep ties and shared values. We are both dynamic, prosperous democracies with citizens eager to thrive in the global economy.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - October 23, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the bicentennial of Baha’u’llah’s birth
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah:“Today, we join the Bahá’í community in Canada and around the world to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the prophet and founder of the Bahá’í faith.“Baha’u’llah’s teachings aim to inspire respect, as well as to promote diversity and inclusion, gender equality, and education for all – values that we hold dear as a country.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - October 22, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the anniversary of the attack at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill in Ottawa
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the three-year anniversary of the attack at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill:“Three years ago today, a senseless attack at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill in Ottawa claimed the life of ceremonial honour guard Corporal Nathan Cirillo and injured several others.  
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    Ottawa, Ontario - October 22, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the death of Michael Pitfield
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of former Senator and Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Pitfield:“I learned with great sadness today that one of Canada’s most devoted and longest-serving public servants has passed away.“Michael joined the public service in 1959. Over the next fifty years, he would serve Canadians in a variety of roles, most notably as Secretary to the Cabinet, as Clerk to the Privy Council, and as the Senator for Ottawa-Vanier. He remains the youngest ever Canadian to lead the public service.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - October 19, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the formation of the next government of New Zealand
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the result of the New Zealand general election:“I would like to congratulate the Labour Party’s leader, Jacinda Ardern, on forming the next government of New Zealand. I look forward to working very closely with Ms. Ardern. We have the opportunity to bring our two countries even closer together as we tackle the common issues that face both Canadians and New Zealanders.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - October 19, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas:“Today Hindu, Sikh, Jain, and Buddhist communities in Canada and around the world celebrate Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas. It is a time to celebrate the triumph of good over evil, and the power of knowledge and hope to dispel ignorance and despair.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - October 19, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Global Dignity Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark Global Dignity Day in Canada:“Today, students across Canada and around the world will gather to mark Global Dignity Day.“Every person has the potential to transform the world around them for the better. No matter our age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or background, we all deserve to lead a dignified life.   
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    Ottawa, Ontario - October 18, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the death of Gord Downie
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of Gord Downie:“For almost five decades, Gord Downie uncovered and told the stories of Canada. He was the frontman of one of Canada’s most iconic bands, a rock star, artist, and poet whose evocative lyrics came to define a country.“The Tragically Hip’s music invited us to explore places we had never been – from Mistaken Point to Churchill – and helped us understand each other, while capturing the complexity and vastness of the place we call home.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - October 18, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada for Persons Day
    The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement for Persons Day:“Today, we celebrate Persons Day, a turning point for women’s rights in Canada. On this day in 1929, women were finally recognized as ‘persons’ and won the right to be appointed to the Senate.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - October 18, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Small Business Week
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement marking Small Business Week, which runs from October 15 to 21, 2017:“This week is Small Business Week, a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s small and medium sized businesses for their immense contributions to our country’s prosperity. It is also an opportunity for current and aspiring entrepreneurs to connect, share experiences, and learn new ways to make their businesses even more successful.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - October 16, 2017