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    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in interview Sunday that he won’t be fighting to restart the Keystone XL pipeline because he thinks it’s “fairly clear that the U.S. administration has made its decision on that.” Trudeau was asked by NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, “Are are you going to stop advocating for it here? Do you feel as though the Keystone pipeline is now dead?” “I think it’s fairly clear that the U.S. administration has made its decision on that,” Trudeau responded. “We’re much more interested in ensuring that we’re moving forward in ways that are good for both of our countries. I think there’s so much we can do together that I don’t spend too much time worrying about the tension points.” (RELATED: Tucker Carlson Rips Justin Trudeau For Using COVID-19 Pandemic To Push Social Controls) WATCH:   On his first day in office, President...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s first bilateral meeting with Canada’s Justin Trudeau since taking office was high on policy, low on pomp and featured a very large swipe at Biden’s predecessor as the coronavirus forced the two leaders to convene virtually Tuesday rather than gathering with customary Oval Office fanfare. The two leaders — Biden in the Roosevelt Room at the White House and Trudeau in the prime minister’s office in Ottawa — delivered friendly opening remarks in front of the media, with flags from both countries on display at both ends of the long-distance conversation. “The United States has no closer friend, no closer friend, than Canada,” Biden said. Trudeau, in turn, commended Biden for quickly rejoining the Paris climate accord, a worldwide pact to curb climate emissions that President Donald Trump walked away from early in his term. The prime minister, who had a frosty relationship with...
    By Larry Keane The Great Northern Gun Grab is about to begin. The United States’ northern neighbor is bracing for a firearm confiscation. What would seem unthinkable just a couple years ago is now planned to radically shift gun ownership on America’s doorstep in just weeks. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that sweeping new gun control laws would be coming “in months” that would drastically change how firearms are controlled in Canada. The Liberal Party leader made the unilateral announcement that the government would confiscate more than 1,500 makes and models of firearms under an expanded “assault weapon” definition. It’s an estimated 150,000-200,000 firearms. Prime Minister Trudeau fulfilled his ill-advised promise by announcing the introduction of a bill in Canada’s Parliament, labeled C-21, that would usher in crushing gun restrictions. Included in the bill is everything from a provision to allow anyone to petition a police chief to revoke a firearm license and the...
    CANADA'S Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire have been married since May 2005. Growing up in Montreal, Grégoire was a classmate and childhood friend of Trudeau's youngest brother Michel. 4 Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie GrégoireCredit: Reuters Who is Sophie Grégoire and what does she do? Grégoire was born on April 24, 1975, in Montreal, the daughter of a stockbroker and a nurse. Although she had a happy childhood, in her late teens she suffered from bulimia, a condition she battled until her early 20s. In 2017, she told an event at Canada's Eating Disorder Awareness Week: "The moment I started sharing my story, obviously I had begun on my road to recovery. "The response and the people who were opening up towards their own struggles to me and to other people around them was the most beautiful gift I’ve ever received." 4 Justin...
    The coronavirus pandemic is forcing President Joe Biden to alter another first for his administration: the typically formal White House meeting with a foreign counterpart. Biden will play host to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday for the first bilateral meeting of his presidency, but he will do it virtually. In pre-pandemic times, such a meeting would have been held with fanfare: Biden welcoming the Canadian prime minister with great pomp upon his arrival, an Oval Office talk between the two leaders, a joint news conference and perhaps a luncheon. But with both leaders stressing caution to their citizens, Biden and Trudeau are foregoing the typical protocol and holding their talks by video conference. U.S. presidents traditionally invite the Canadian prime minister for their first meeting with a world leader. White House officials said that they are still trying to offer a touch of stagecraft for the meeting. ...
    After expressing disappointment with President Biden's decision to revoke permits allowing the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he will take his gripes to the new commander in chief himself. Trudeau expressed his intention to reporters in Ottawa on Friday afternoon. “I will express my concern for jobs and livelihoods in Canada, particularly in the West, directly in my conversation with President Biden,” he said. The Canadian prime minister also alluded to areas of common interest between himself and Biden. “We are much more aligned on values, on focus, on work that needs to be done to give opportunities for everyone while we build a better future,” he noted. Trudeau's planned political confrontation comes after Biden canceled permits to construct the Keystone XL Pipeline, a planned expansion of the existing Keystone Pipeline System that would run between Canada's Alberta province and the Texas...
    (CNN)Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has congratulated Dallas Cowboys long snapper L.P. Ladouceur ahead of his 251st NFL game, which will set a record for a Canadian-born player.When Ladouceur takes to the field against the San Francisco 49ers at Arlington Sunday, he will surpass the 250 games of Canadian-born former kicker Eddie Murray, who has held the record for the past 20 years."Mr. Ladouceur's NFL career is both inspiring and remarkable, and it is built on perseverance and determination on and off the field," Trudeau said in a statement posted to Twitter by ESPN reporter Alex Schefter. "Mr. Ladouceurs NFL career is both inspiring & remarkable, & it is built on perseverance & determination on & off the field."Canadian Prime Minister commends L.P. Ladouceur— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) December 19, 2020 The Prime Minister's office confirmed the authenticity of the statement to CNN.The Canadian leader praised Ladouceur's charity work, saying it...
    (CNN)Here's a look at the life of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.PersonalBirth date: December 25, 1971 Birth place: Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaBirth name: Justin Pierre James TrudeauRead MoreFather: Pierre Elliot Trudeau, former prime minister of Canada (1968-1979 and 1980-1984)Mother: Margaret (Sinclair) TrudeauMarriage: Sophie Grégoire (May 2005-present)Children: Hadrien, 2014; Ella-Grace Margaret, 2009; Xavier James, 2007 Education: McGill University, B.A., 1994; University of British Columbia, B.Ed., 1998 Religion: Roman CatholicOther FactsTrudeau is the first child of a Canadian prime minister to become prime minister himself.Has worked as a snowboarding instructor, nightclub bouncer and camp counselor.Regularly boxes.While campaigning for prime minister, Trudeau endorsed the legalization of marijuana.TimelineApril 1972 - During a state visit with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, US President Richard Nixon makes a prediction: "Tonight, we'll dispense with the formalities," Nixon says. "I'd like to toast the future prime minister of Canada: to Justin Pierre Trudeau." 1998 - Trudeau's brother, Michel Trudeau, is...
    OTTAWA, ON, Dec. 10, 2020 /CNW/ – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Human Rights Day: “Today, we mark Human Rights Day and celebrate the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This document, which Canadian John Humphrey helped draft, outlines the fundamental rights and freedoms to which we are all entitled, and has inspired laws to protect human rights in Canada and around the world. “Equality, justice, and freedom lie at the heart of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and guide the Government of Canada’s work to build a stronger and more resilient country for everyone. While we have made progress on human rights, we must do more to address inequalities and challenges experienced by people across the country. “This year, while the global COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for everyone, it has laid bare...
    The government of Canada reportedly invited China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to train with Canadian Army troops in cold weather conditions, Rebel News reported Wednesday. The information was unintentionally released in an access to information request (the Canadian equivalent of a Freedom of Information Act request) that redacted some sensitive material with a grey and not a black marker. The 34 pages of classified documents include a barrage of emails, memos and letters between the the Canadian Department of National Defense (DND) and the Department of Global Affairs. Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the House of Commons as legislators convene to give the government power to inject billions of dollars in emergency cash to help individuals and businesses through the economic crunch caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Apr. 11, 2020. REUTERS/Blair Gable The cold weather training was initially scheduled to...
    Canada will not lift the ban on non-essential travel with the U.S. until the coronavirus pandemic has significantly been brought under control. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that the ban on travel between the two countries will likely last well into next year. The restrictions were first put in place in March as COVID-19 began to spread and it has been extended every month since. Cartoons on the CoronavirusView All 443 ImagesThe non-essential travel ban does not affect trade. "Until the virus is significantly more under control everywhere around the world, we're not going to be releasing the restrictions at the border," Trudeau told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. "We are incredibly lucky that trade in essential goods – in agricultural products, in pharmaceuticals – is flowing back and forth as it always has. It's just not people traveling, which I think is the important thing." According to health...
    Statement by the Prime Minister on United Nations Day Canada NewsWire OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 24, 2020 OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 24, 2020 /CNW/ – The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on United Nations Day: “Today, on United Nations Day, we recognize what we can achieve when countries around the world work together toward shared goals. “In 1945, the United Nations (UN) was created to provide a forum where countries can join forces to build a world that is safe, peaceful, and prosperous for everyone. Since then, it has helped improve the lives of millions of people, including by fighting HIV and AIDS, ending wars, averting famines, and addressing the needs of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable. It has also brought to light once invisible issues, such as modern-day slavery and the use of child soldiers. “As we mark the UN’s 75th anniversary, Canada remains a proud...
    LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday it was now time to prepare for a no-trade deal Brexit as the European Union had refused to negotiate seriously and that unless Brussels changed course there would not be an agreement. Below are some of Johnson's words, speaking to reporters inside his Downing Street office: "For whatever reason, it's clear from the summit that after 45 years of membership, they are not willing, unless there's some fundamental change of approach, to offer this country the same terms as Canada. "And so with high hearts and with complete confidence, we will prepare to embrace the alternative and we will prosper mightily as an independent free trading nation, controlling and setting our own laws." "Unless there is a fundamental change of approach, we're going to go for the Australia solution. And we should do it with great confidence." "It's becoming clear...
    Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner, who served just 79 days in office, has died at the age of 91, his family reported Saturday. The Liberal Party politician also served as Canada’s justice and finance ministers while on the rise to his brief stint as country’s 17th prime minister in 1984 — only for his party to then be dealt to a massive electoral defeat. Marc Kealey, a former aide speaking on behalf of the family, said Turner died peacefully in his sleep Friday night at home in Toronto. Turner was a track star while attending the University of British Columbia in 1949 and won a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University thereafter. He served as justice minister in Pierre Trudeau’s cabinet from 1968 to 1972, during which he proposed a national legal aid system and created the federal court. He also defended the decriminalization of homosexuality and abortion. Prime...
    TORONTO (AP) — John Turner, a Liberal party politician who served stints as Canada’s justice and finance ministers before a very brief turn as the country’s 17th prime minister, has died at age 91, his family reported Saturday. Marc Kealey, a former aide speaking on behalf of Turner’s relatives as a family friend, said Turner died peacefully in his sleep at home in Toronto on Friday night. Turner failed to live up to the great expectations of his early career, serving as prime minister for just 79 days in 1988 after a difficult, decades-long climb to the top job. A track star, Turner graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1949, winning a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University. After studying law, he went to Paris to work on a doctorate at the Sorbonne. The young lawyer caused a stir when he danced with Princess Margaret at a party...
    A Canadian petition asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reverse expansive new gun control rules, which asks him to apologize to legal firearm owners, has earned a record-setting number of signatures. “The Prime Minister’s firearms confiscation regime, undemocratically imposed without debate during a pandemic while Parliament is suspended, is an assault on Canadian democracy," the petition states. The petition is sponsored by Conservative Member of Parliament Michelle Rempel Garner, whose husband is a U.S. Army veteran, and is initiated by a Calgary man named Jesse Faszer. The digital petition, e-2574, notched 230,905 signatures before it closed. It got so much attention in its first four hours that parliament's website had server trouble, according to Garner. The previous highest petition also took a stand against gun control and received support from 175,310 signees. CONNECTICUT GUN MANUFACTURER'S 'RANCH' RIFLE AMONG WEAPONS BANNED IN CANADA “We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Prime Minister to...
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned activists who pulled down a statue of Canada’s first prime minister over the weekend. The statue of Sir John A. Macdonald was pulled down in Montreal on Saturday, its head falling off as the large monument came crashing to the ground. Trudeau called the statue’s destruction “deeply disappointing” and an act of “vandalism.” “We are a country of laws, and we are a country that needs to respect those laws even as we seek to improve and change them,” Trudeau said in Montreal on Monday, according to CTV News. “Those kinds of acts of vandalism are not advancing the path towards greater justice and equality in this country.” Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante also denounced the toppling, saying it “cannot be accepted nor tolerated.” Plante said it is better to put historical figures such as Macdonald "in context rather than remove them," the...
    A group of protesters in Montreal ripped down and decapitated a bronze statue of John A. Macdonald, Canada’s first prime minister, on Saturday, prompting condemnation from the city’s mayor, who pledged to replace it. Video posted to Twitter depicted a mob toppling Macdonald’s image, the head of which flew off as it crashed to the ground, prompting cheers from the crowd as a protester tried unsuccessfully to lift it. Crews removed the ruined statue on Sunday. Statue taken down today in so-called #Montreal #BlackLivesMatter #DefundPolice #manifencours #decolonize Kanada pic.twitter.com/0TYGayWUiK — Nore (@noreornot) August 29, 2020 In a statement, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante said in part, “I strongly deplore the acts of vandalism that took place this afternoon in downtown Montreal.” “I understand and share the motivation of citizens who want to live in a more just and inclusive society. But the discussion and the necessary actions must be carried out...
    A statue of the first Canadian Prime Minister John A. Macdonald lies on the ground, with the statue's head a few meters away, at Canada Park in central Montreal on August 29, 2020. Eric Thomas/AFP via Getty Images Activists pulled down a statue of Canada's first prime minister John A. McDonald on Saturday, according to reports.  The head of the statue can be seen bouncing on the paving slabs in the video circulated widely on social media.  John A.McDonald, a Canadian founding father, is remembered for both his nation-building and his oppressive policies towards Indigenous people.  Montreal's mayor and Quebec's premier condemned the toppling of the statue.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Protesters pulled down a statue of Canada's first prime minister on Saturday.  A widely circulated video shows the toppling of a landmark statue of John A. McDonald, in which the figure's head breaks off...
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will tap Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, a former journalist, to be his new finance minister after Bill Morneau resigned on Monday, CTV News reported. Freeland would be the first woman to hold the role, and she will keep her post as deputy prime minister, CTV said. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Alex Richardson) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Canada's Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland attends a news conference as efforts continue to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada March 23, 2020.Blair Gable | Reuters Canada said Friday it will slap retaliatory tariffs on $2.7 billion worth of U.S. goods, the latest development in a new trade feud sparked by President Donald Trump's decision to reimpose aluminum duties on the U.S. ally. "Canada will respond swiftly and strongly," Canadian Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said at a news conference. "We will impose dollar-for-dollar countermeasures in a balanced and perfectly reciprocal retaliation," she said. "We will not escalate and we will not back down." Freeland said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will spend the next 30 days consulting with Canadian citizens and businesses on a broad list of aluminum-containing products. Canada's new duties on U.S. imports, she said, will total 3.6 billion Canadian dollars ($2.7 billion).VIDEO0:2600:26Trump...
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has denied playing any role in picking a charity with ties to his family to manage a major government programme. Testifying to the House of Commons, he rejected any involvement by him or his staff in the programme that has caused a huge political controversy in Canada. Mr Trudeau is under scrutiny for failing to recuse himself from decisions around the programme. He is being investigated by a federal ethics watchdog for failing to do so. On Thursday, Mr Trudeau told the finance committee in Ottawa that the decision to tap WE Charity for the student volunteerism programme was made independently by the federal public service. He says he only learned that the charity had been recommended by the public service for the programme in early May. WE Charity had previously paid the prime minister's mother and brother to speak at...
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make a rare appearance before a parliamentary committee on Thursday amid questions over a government decision to task a charity with ties to his family to administer a major student grant program. Testimony by a Canadian prime minister before a parliamentary committee is very unusual. It last happened in 2006 when then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper appeared at one to speak about Senate reform. Trudeau is scheduled to appear at 3 p.m. (1900 GMT), while his chief of staff, Katie Telford, is to follow him at 4:15 p.m. The committee voted late Wednesday to extend Trudeau's testimony to three hours, though it unclear how that will change timings. Trudeau's testimony, under oath, comes after he was put under investigation for possible conflict-of-interest violations. It is the third ethics probe he has faced in three years. The prime minister has already apologized publicly...
    By Kelsey Johnson OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian charity at the heart of a conflict-of-interest investigation into Justin Trudeau disclosed on Thursday that it had paid the Canadian prime minister's mother and brother to speak at events it organized. The WE Charity Canada statement confirmed an earlier report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The youth-focused charity said it paid honoraria to Trudeau's mother, Margaret, amounting to C$250,000 ($184,000) for speaking at about 28 events, while his brother Alexandre spoke at eight events and received about C$32,000 ($23,540). The events took place between 2016 and 2020. Last week, Canada's ethics commissioner said he was investigating Trudeau for conflict of interest after his Liberal government awarded a sole-sourced, C$900 million ($662.9 million) government contract to WE Charity to administer a student grant program. WE Charity said last week it would no longer manage the program. "The Prime Minister's relatives engage with...
    A pilot walks by United Airlines planes as they sit parked at gates at San Francisco Worldwide Airport on April 12 in San Francisco. Justin Sullivan/Getty Illustrations or photos Clobbered by the coronavirus pandemic, United Airlines is sending warning letters nearly half of its frontline workforce that they could be furloughed when limitations on a federal bailout expire Oct 1. The world’s third-biggest airline claims 36,000 workers — together with 15,000 flight attendants, 11,000 shopper services and gate brokers, 5,550 servicing staff members and 2,250 pilots — are about to obtain 60-working day mass layoff notices. The reductions are in addition to furloughs of place of work-primarily based personnel the company earlier said it would slice.  “The actuality is that United merely are not able to continue on at our latest payroll stage past October 1 in an setting where journey need is so depressed,” the business explained in a...
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not be joining President Donald Trump this week to celebrate the new version of NAFTA. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will meet at the White House on Wednesday to “recognize the historic United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that entered into force on July 1, 2020, and their shared effort to ensure North America continues strengthening its economic ties while working to combat the coronavirus pandemic,” according to a statement from the Trump administration. But despite hopes that the Canadian leader would attend, Trudeau will not be coming to the United States. “We wish the United States and Mexico well at Wednesday’s meeting,” said spokesperson Chantal Gagnon in a statement. “While there were recent discussions about the possible participation of Canada, the prime minister will be in Ottawa this week for scheduled cabinet meetings and the long-planned sitting of parliament.” Undoubtedly, the prime minister could...
    Trudeau will not go to Washington to celebrate with Trump and AMLO the T-MEC AMLO assured that the Prime Minister of Canada “agreed to visit Mexico as soon as possible” Despite the entry into force of the T-MEC, Canada fears that the United States will return to impose tariffs on Canadian aluminum imports in the coming weeks Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will not come to Washington to celebrate the T-MEC with Trump and AMLO. The President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, will not attend the meeting in the United States due to the start of the T-MEC and that he spoke by telephone with him today. “We spoke with Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. We agree on the importance of the T-MEC. He will not be able to join us in Washington, but he agreed to...
    The main entrance to Rideau Hall in Ottawa was damaged after an alleged attack by a gunman. GETTY IMAGES The man, who was armed, used his vehicle to break through the main entrance to Rideau Hall in Ottawa in the morning, the police reported. He then entered the property’s gardens on foot before being confronted by police who stopped him without incident, without the charges against him being reported. The van was checked by anti-explosion specialists. REUTERS Trudeau and his family, which were installed in a house in the Rideau Hall complex while the Prime Minister’s official residence is being renovated, were not in the place at the time of the incident. Nor was Governor-General Julie Payette, who resides in Rideau Hall as the official representative of Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s head of state. “We are grateful to the RCMP (Canadian Mounted Police) and the police for quickly...
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