• Statement by the Prime Minister on Nayrouz

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Nayrouz:“Today, Coptic Christians in Canada and around the world will celebrate the Feast of Nayrouz, also known as the Feast of Rivers, and welcome the Coptic New Year.“Nayrouz commemorates those who were persecuted because of their faith in Egypt under Roman rule and also marks the beginning of Thout – the first month of the Coptic calendar. It is a time of renewal for Coptic Christians, who come together to exchange gifts and pray as a community.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 11, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the anniversary of 9/11 and the National Day of Service

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and on the National Day of Service:“Sixteen years ago today, terrorist attacks in the United States killed nearly 3,000 innocent victims, including 24 Canadians. On this solemn anniversary, we remember the lives taken so cruelly, and we offer our deepest sympathies to their loved ones and the many who still struggle with the trauma caused by these attacks.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 11, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister to mark the first annual Firefighters’ National Memorial Day

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the first annual Firefighters’ National Memorial Day:“Today, on the first annual Firefighters’ National Memorial Day, we take a moment to remember those who have answered their last alarm.“We solemnly honour Canada’s more than 1,300 firefighters who have died in the line of duty since the first recorded fatality in 1848, including the 13 who have died this year. We mourn them with their loved ones, friends and colleagues.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 10, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Labour Day

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Labour Day:
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 4, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada in response to North Korea’s latest testing of a nuclear weapon

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement in response to North Korea’s latest testing of a nuclear weapon:“Canada unequivocally condemns North Korea’s‎ nuclear test of September 3 which, combined with its aggressive program of ballistic missile testing, represents a clear and present threat to the safety and security of its neighbours and the international community.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - September 3, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Eid al-Adha

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Eid al-Adha:“Today, Muslims in Canada and around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha.“Eid al-Adha marks the end of the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. It is a time to reflect on lessons of sacrifice and charity, and to appreciate life’s many blessings.“To mark this special occasion, Muslims will gather with family and friends to attend morning prayers, share celebratory meals, exchange gifts and greetings, and give to those in need.  
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 31, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on changes to the Ministry

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on changes to the Ministry:Carolyn Bennett, currently Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, becomes Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs.Jane Philpott, currently Minister of Health, becomes Minister of Indigenous Services.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 28, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Ukrainian Independence Day

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Ukrainian Independence Day:“Today, Ukrainians and Ukrainian communities in Canada and around the world celebrate 26 years of independence and freedom.“As we mark both this important occasion and 150 years since Confederation, I invite Canadians to reflect on the immeasurable contribution of the Ukrainian-Canadian community to building a diverse and inclusive Canada.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 24, 2017
  • 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:“Today, we join people in Canada and around the world to remember the victims and survivors of Communism and Nazism in Europe, and to pay tribute to all those who continue to face violence, loss of dignity, and repression from totalitarian regimes.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 23, 2017
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on World Humanitarian Day

    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Humanitarian Day:“Today, we join the United Nations in recognizing the humanitarian workers who risk their lives to protect the millions of civilians affected by crises around the world, and who uphold the humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality, and independence.  
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    Ottawa, Ontario - August 19, 2017