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    Fox News host Brian Kilmeade said Tuesday that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “is gutless” for refusing to fight for the Keystone XL Pipeline and acquiescing to President Joe Biden’s cancelation of the project. WATCH: “Justin Trudeau is gutless,” Kilmeade said during conversation on “Fox & Friends.” “Can you imagine being the leader of a country knowing that you cost your country billions of dollars and you don’t even point it out with the president of the United States? He had no problem criticizing President [Donald] Trump.” Kilmeade asked whether Trump would have spoken to foreign leaders without raising contentious issues. He cited the former president criticizing German Chancellor Angela Merkel for buying natural gas from Russia while accepting American military protection. (RELATED: Tucker Carlson Rips Justin Trudeau For Using COVID-19 Pandemic To Push Social Controls) “Justin Trudeau had an opportunity to say [the pipeline] had zero impact on...
    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...
    President Joe Biden is holding his first bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, with the two leaders convening virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. During the virtual meeting, after which the two leaders are set to make statements, Mr. Biden and Trudeau will unveil a "U.S.-Canada Partnership Roadmap" detailing a commitment between the two nations to address areas of mutual concerns. Such shared goals include combating the COVID-19 pandemic, a sustained economic recovery, tackling the climate crisis, bolstering continental defense and strengthening global alliances.How to watch Biden and Trudeau meet and give statements What: President Joe Biden participates in a bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the two deliver statements Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021  Time: Virtual bilateral meeting at 4 p.m. ET and statements at 5:45 p.m. ET Location: The White House Online stream: Live on...
    President Joe Biden will host his first bilateral meeting Tuesday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, yet the event will look very different than most events with foreign heads of state. A senior White House official told reporters that the event will be fully virtual to comply with coronavirus social distancing guidelines.
    President Biden on Saturday committed to strengthening the United States’ relationship to the United Kingdom and its other NATO allies in a phone call with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday.  According to a readout of the call shared by the White House, on the first call with Johnson since Biden’s inauguration, the president “conveyed his intention to strengthen the special relationship between our countries and revitalize transatlantic ties, underscoring the critical role of NATO to our collective defense and shared values.”  The White House added that Biden signaled his desire to work closely with Johnson as the U.K. hosts the G-7 and United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this year.  The phone call also included discussions on the “need for coordination on shared foreign policy priorities, including China, Iran, and Russia.”  Johnson was the first to announce the call on Saturday, tweeting a photo of him on the...
    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...
    More On: joe biden Biden reveals national plan to tackle COVID-19, starting with executive orders Fauci lays out US support for WHO under Biden administration Scenes from Inauguration Day 2021 US to pause certain deportations for 100 days ​World leaders, both friends and foes, hailed President Biden on his inauguration on Wednesday, ​with some hoping to repair frayed relations with the US and others praising him for taking action on the coronavirus pandemic and rejoining the Paris climate accord. French President Emmanuel Macron hailed Biden for immediately signing an executive order to reenter the Paris agreement, reversing President Trump’s decision in 2017 to withdraw from the global pact. With Biden, ​”​we will be stronger to face the challenges of our time. Stronger to build our future. Stronger to protect our planet,” ​Macron said. “Welcome back to the Paris Agreement!” European Council President Charles Michel noted how relations with the US became...
    Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday drew congratulations from many leaders around the world. As Biden was sworn in, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated him and Vice President Kamala Harris on the "historic" inauguration. JOE BIDEN SWORN IN AS 46TH PRESIDENT, SAYS 'DEMOCRACY HAS PREVAILED' IN INAUGURAL ADDRESS Johnson called America’s leadership "vital" to important issues like the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, and said he looked forward to working with the president. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also congratulated the new administration. "Canada and the United States enjoy one of the most unique relationships in the world, built on a shared commitment to democratic values, common interests, and strong economic and security ties," Trudeau said in a statement. "Our two countries are more than neighbors – we are close friends, partners, and allies." Trudeau said he looked forward to working with Biden...
    (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...
    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...
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the latest politician to be tricked by Russian pranksters pretending to be Greta Thunberg — only catching on when they asked to meet two fictional “South Park” characters. Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov — a duo known as Vovan and Lexus — posted audio on Monday of someone pretending to be the teen activist getting through to the leader and chatting for 10 minutes. “I understand that you have a lot of work and not so much time to talk to young girl,” the fake Thunberg told him in an exaggerated accent — saying she was alarmed at the “growing international crisis and the anticipation of the third world war.” “You are adults but you act like childrens,” the prankster said, telling him to not “play war.” “Leave NATO, drop your weapons, pick flowers, smile at nature,” the over-the-top impersonator implored the Canadian. Trudeau...
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the latest politician to be tricked by Russian pranksters pretending to be Greta Thunberg — only catching on when they asked to meet two fictional “South Park” characters. Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov — a duo known as Vovan and Lexus — posted audio on Monday of someone pretending to be the teen activist getting through to the leader and chatting for 10 minutes. “I understand that you have a lot of work and not so much time to talk to young girl,” the fake Thunberg told him in an exaggerated accent — saying she was alarmed at the “growing international crisis and the anticipation of the third world war.” “You are adults but you act like childrens,” the prankster said, telling him to not “play war.” “Leave NATO, drop your weapons, pick flowers, smile at nature,” the over-the-top impersonator implored the Canadian. Trudeau...
    Justin Trudeau has led tributes to Joe Biden following his projected victory in the race for the White House – even as Donald Trump refuses to concede. The Canadian Prime Minister congratulated Biden after the Democratic nominee became president-elect earlier today after winning the state of Pennsylvania, giving him the necessary 270 electoral college votes. Mr Biden is also the most-voted for presidential candidate in US history, securing around 75 million ballots. Biden, who will be the 46th US President, will address the nation tonight despite continued protestations from Trump. Justin Trudeau (left) has led tributes to Joe Biden (right) following his projected victory in the race for the White House – even as Donald Trump refuses to concede The Canadian Prime Minister congratulated Biden after the Democratic nominee became president-elect earlier today Mr Trudeau took to Twitter with a post that read: 'On behalf of the Government of Canada, I...
    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...
    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...
    Blake asks: Whyd they shoot me so many times? 5 proven ways to lower cortisol naturally Trudeau’s Deficit Balloons With Income Support Smashing Records (Bloomberg) -- Canada’s budget deficit hit C$120.4 billion ($92 billion) in the three months through June, already more than double the largest yearly shortfall the country has ever run. Program expenses surged to C$167.9 billion, up 117% over the same time last year, as the government rolled out massive support for individuals and companies to mitigate the economic damage of the pandemic. © Bloomberg Deepest into the Red On the other side of the ledger, revenues have fallen sharply, down 38% compared with last year, according to data released Friday by the nation’s finance department. The numbers show Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government has already burned through one-third of his projected deficit for the full year. In a separate release Friday, Statistics Canada’s quarterly economic...
    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.
    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 heavily-armed Canadian military reservist who rammed his truck into a gate at the grounds where Justin Trudeau lives has been charged with threatening to cause death or bodily harm to the prime minister, prosecutors say. The accusation, which surfaced in prosecution documents made public Monday, comes in addition to 21 weapons-related charges that Corey Hurren is now facing following the July 2 incident at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Trudeau was not at home at the time. The exact nature of the alleged threat was not disclosed, but police say Hurren brought a prohibited M-14 rifle, shotguns and a revolver when he entered the property, according to the Associated Press. He’s also accused of having a prohibited high-capacity magazine. An armed man crashed his truck through a gate on the grounds where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives on July 2 before being arrested two hours later, police say. (AP) CANADIAN BOY, 14, CHARGED WITH MURDER OF WOMAN, ‘SHOCKING’ STRING OF SHOOTINGS  "Obviously this was something that nobody wants...
    The Canadian Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner announced on Friday the opening of an investigation into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after a controversial contract was awarded to a charity to manage a major government program. Commissioner Mario Dion, an independent officer of Parliament, said on Twitter that he “informed” the Prime Minister. His investigation is confidential and will be reported upon once completed. The announcement came after the charity in question announced Friday that it would withdraw from running a government program that was criticized for being close to Justin Trudeau. The co-founders of WE Charity (UNIS in French), Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger, said in a press release that they made this decision because of the “controversy” over the choice of their organization to manage this program intended to encourage student volunteering in times of a coronavirus pandemic. Trudeau’s government announced at the end of June that it...
    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...
    Following the death of George Floyd, there have been protests against police brutality in countries such as the U.K., Germany, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Canada. Justin Trudeau showed up at a demonstration in Ottawa, where the Canadian prime minister kneeled to show his support in fighting against racial inequality. However, people were quick to point out Trudeau's problematic past of wearing blackface. Trudeau, wearing a black face mask, made an appearance at a George Floyd protest where he held up a Black Lives Matter shirt. Outside the Canadian Parliament, Trudeau took a knee, a symbolic gesture that recently has been a rallying call to bring justice to Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes. While some in the crowd cheered the prime minister, one man in the group screamed: "GO HOME BLACKFACE! GO HOME!" Meanwhile...
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