• Statement by the Prime Minister on the result of the German general election

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the result of the German general election:“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to congratulate Angela Merkel and the Christian Democratic Union for winning the most votes in the German general election. Her principal challenger, Martin Schulz, led a formidable campaign. The closeness of the vote and scope of issues debated was a testament to the vibrancy of Germany’s democracy.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 25, 2017
  • Joint Statement by Prime Minister Trudeau and President Poroshenko

    The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, meeting today on the margins of the Invictus Games in Toronto, in which Ukrainian servicemen and women are participating for the first time, affirmed strong and enduring ties between Canada and Ukraine and their joint commitment to the continued deepening of bilateral relations.“This year, as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and Ukraine, we reflect on the important milestones achieved since we last met in Kyiv in July 2016.
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    Toronto, Ontario - September 22, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Armenia’s Independence Day

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement in recognition of Armenia’s Independence Day:“Today, we join the people of Armenia and members of the Armenian community in Canada and around the world to celebrate the anniversary of Armenia’s independence.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 21, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Rosh Hashanah

    The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement in recognition of Rosh Hashanah:  “Tonight at sunset, Jewish communities in Canada and around the world will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 20, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Navratri

    The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement in recognition of Navratri:“Today, Hindu communities in Canada and around the world will celebrate Navratri.“Navratri is one of the most important festivals for the Hindu community. It symbolizes the triumph of good over evil, and is celebrated over nine consecutive nights.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 20, 2017
  • Prime Minister names new Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the appointment of Member of Parliament Chris Bittle as the new Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons:“I am very pleased that Member of Parliament for St. Catharines, Chris Bittle, has been appointed as the new Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 19, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on changes to the Parliamentary Secretaries

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on changes to the Parliamentary Secretaries:Alaina Lockhart becomes Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Tourism.Joël Lightbound, currently Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, becomes Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 19, 2017
  • Prime Minister of Canada announces by-elections

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that by-elections will be held on October 23, 2017, in the following two electoral districts:Sturgeon River–Parkland, AlbertaLac-Saint-Jean, Quebec
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 18, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on International Day of Democracy

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the International Day of Democracy:“Today, we join our partners in the United Nations to celebrate the International Day of Democracy. We take the opportunity to recognize the freedoms that democracy affords us – and remind ourselves of the responsibility we all share to keep our democracy strong.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 15, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the death of Member of Parliament Arnold Chan

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement after learning of the death of Member of Parliament Arnold Chan:“Canada lost one of its most devoted servants today.“I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of my close friend and colleague Arnold Chan. On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to his wife, Jean; to their three sons, Nathaniel, Ethan, and Theodore; and to Arnold’s parents, brother, friends, and constituents.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 14, 2017