• Statement by the Prime Minister on Nowruz
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Nowruz:“As winter fades to spring and a new year begins, we join Persian, Afghan, Kurdish, Zoroastrian, Bahá’í, Central Asian, and Ismaili communities in Canada and around the world to celebrate Nowruz.“Nowruz marks the beginning of spring and the New Year in the Persian calendar. For millennia, Nowruz – which means ‘new day’– has brought family and friends together around the haft-seen table to celebrate, feast, and appreciate life’s gifts.
    Statements
    Ottawa, Ontario - March 21, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:“Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, we reflect on the progress we have made as a global community to end racial discrimination in all of its forms. We also turn to the work left to do so that everyone’s rights are respected – no matter their race, colour, ethnicity, or national origin.
    Statements
    Ottawa, Ontario - March 21, 2019
  • Itinerary for Thursday, March 21, 2019
    Note: All times localMississauga, Ontario 10:50 a.m. The Prime Minister and Mayor of Mississauga Bonnie Crombie will make an infrastructure announcement to highlight Budget 2019’s Municipal Top-Up Funds. A media availability will follow.Building CX Repair – Building DMississauga Transit Bus Storage and Maintenance Compound3565 Erindale Station RoadNotes for media:
    Itineraries
    Ottawa, Ontario - March 20, 2019
  • New program to help 100,000 Canadian families buy their first home
    Many young Canadians dream of owning their first home. With rising house prices, and not enough homes to meet demand, it is getting harder and harder to make that dream a reality. That is why the Government of Canada is taking important steps to make housing more accessible and affordable in Canada, especially for first-time homebuyers.The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today visited Orléans, Ontario, to highlight the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive, a new program announced in Budget 2019 that will make it easier for more Canadians to buy their first home.
    News Releases
    Ottawa, Ontario - March 20, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Purim
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Purim:“Today at sunset, Jewish communities in Canada and around the world will join together to celebrate the start of Purim.“On this joyous occasion, families and loved ones will share traditional foods like hamantaschen, exchange gifts, give generously to those in need, and read together from the Book of Esther.
    Statements
    Ottawa, Ontario - March 20, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day of La Francophonie
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day of La Francophonie:“Today, on the International Day of La Francophonie, we join Francophones in Canada and around the world to celebrate the French language and the diversity and richness of Francophone culture.
    Statements
    Ottawa, Ontario - March 20, 2019
  • Itinerary for Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    Note: All times localOttawa, Ontario10:00 a.m. The Prime Minister will attend the National Caucus meeting.Room 225A West Block Parliament Hill2:00 p.m. The Prime Minister will attend Question Period.Orléans, Ontario4:00 p.m. The Prime Minister will make a housing affordability announcement to highlight Budget 2019’s First-Time Home Buyer Incentive. A media availability will follow.
    Itineraries
    Ottawa, Ontario - March 19, 2019
  • Itinerary for Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Note: All times localOttawa, Ontario9:30 a.m. The Prime Minister will attend the Cabinet meeting.Note for media: Ministers will be available to media in the third floor foyer of West Block as of 12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m. The Prime Minister will attend Question Period.4:00 p.m. The Prime Minister will attend the Budget Speech, to be delivered by the Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, in the House of Commons.
    Itineraries
    Ottawa, Ontario - March 18, 2019
  • Prime Minister announces former Deputy Prime Minister Anne McLellan as Special Advisor
    Canadians expect and deserve to have faith in their institutions and the people who serve within them. The events of the last few weeks have raised important questions about the relationship between the federal government and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the Honourable Anne McLellan will serve as a Special Advisor to examine these questions and provide independent recommendations to the Prime Minister by June 30, 2019.
    News Releases
    Ottawa, Ontario - March 18, 2019
  • Prime Minister announces a change in the leadership of the Public Service
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced his intention to name Ian Shugart as Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet. Mr. Shugart, who is currently the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, will assume the new role in the coming weeks.The Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet, Michael Wernick, earlier today announced his upcoming retirement following nearly 38 years of distinguished public service.
    News Releases
    Ottawa, Ontario - March 18, 2019