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Statement by the Prime Minister on Raoul Wallenberg Day

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Raoul Wallenberg Day: “Today, we pay tribute to Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who risked his life to save tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews from persecution and certain death during the Holocaust. “As a Swedish diplomat in Budapest, Mr. Wallenberg led one of the most daring and successful rescue efforts of the Nazi era. He provided special passports, called Schutz-Passes, to thousands of Jews, saving them from deportation to concentration camps. He also created a network of safe havens operating under the protection of the Swedish state. These safe houses, hospitals, youth centres and soup kitchens provided refuge for Jews fleeing persecution. On several occasions, Mr. Wallenberg succeeded in securing the ...

Prime Minister releases supplementary mandate letters for ministers

The global COVID-19 pandemic is the most serious public health crisis Canada has ever faced. It has had devastating impacts on the lives and livelihoods of Canadians, and has exposed fundamental gaps in our society. The Government of Canada will keep doing whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to have people’s backs during this difficult time. We will continue to support families and protect Canadians’ health and jobs as we work to build a stronger, more resilient country. To continue to support Canadians through the pandemic and build a healthier, cleaner, and fairer Canada, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today released supplementary mandate letters for Cabinet ministers. The supplementary mandate letters outline the government’s continued plan to address the challenges of toda...

Statement by the Prime Minister on Thai Pongal

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Thai Pongal: “This week, the Tamil community in Canada and around the world will celebrate Thai Pongal. “During the four-day festival, family and friends usually gather to give thanks for the year’s bountiful harvest and share Pongal, a sweet rice pudding. While things will be different this year as we continue to follow public health guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19, I know people will still find new ways to bring to life the values of peace and community at the centre of this festival. “January also marks Tamil Heritage Month in Canada. This month, we recognize Tamil Canadians’ contributions to building a better, fairer, and more inclusive country. I encourage all Canadians to learn more about the histor...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with President of France Emmanuel Macron

Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron. Prime Minister Trudeau and President Macron discussed steps being taken in Canada and in France to combat the COVID-19 virus, and the approaches both countries have taken to save lives and support people through the crisis. They talked about the rollout of safe and effective vaccines to as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, starting with vulnerable people and frontline workers. They also spoke about the importance of international coordination to advance global health and economic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and highlighted the need for equitable access to vaccines and the important work COVAX is doing in this area. The two leaders discussed opportunities to make progress on ...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Ontario Premier Doug Ford

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Ontario Premier Doug Ford to discuss the global COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Ford spoke about the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario and ways to help contain the spread of the virus, including through increased testing and contact tracing, and the additional public health measures announced by the provincial government yesterday. They agreed on the importance of continuing close federal-provincial collaboration in the vaccine rollout, and both supported maintaining a Team Canada approach to protect the health and safety of Canadians. As the federal government continues delivering tens of thousands of vaccines to Ontario every week, the Prime Minister reiterated his full support to Premier Ford in vaccinating a...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg. Prime Minister Trudeau expressed his condolences for the loss of lives in the landslide in Gjerdrum, Norway. Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Solberg discussed measures in place in Canada and in Norway to control the COVID-19 virus and to keep people safe. They agreed on the vital role of safe and effective vaccines to defeat the virus. They shared their commitment to equitable access to vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics, including by more vulnerable countries, as the virus does not end anywhere until it ends everywhere. The two leaders exchanged views on pressing global issues, such as fighting climate change, promoting democracy and human rights, and protecting international peace a...

Prime Minister announces new Commissioner of Nunavut

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the appointment of Eva Aariak as the new Commissioner of Nunavut. Ms. Aariak has been a lifelong champion for Nunavut and Inuit languages and culture. Throughout her career as an educator, journalist, entrepreneur, public servant, and elected official, she promoted the use and understanding of Inuktut. As the first Languages Commissioner of Nunavut, Ms. Aariak also helped make this a working language within the territorial government, and recommended to the Nunavut Legislative Assembly the groundbreaking Inuit Language Protection Act, which was subsequently passed into law. As Nunavut’s first woman premier and an advocate for equity and gender equality, Ms. Aariak has contributed greatly to advancing the role of women in Canadian public l...

Prime Minister announces changes to the Ministry

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced changes to the Ministry: Marc Garneau, currently Minister of Transport, becomes Minister of Foreign Affairs. From his work as an astronaut to his time within government, Minister Garneau has always been a strong voice for Canada around the world. As Minister of Transport, Mr. Garneau made progress on a number of important issues that matter to Canadians, including the creation and advancement of the Ocean’s Protection Plan and Canada’s efforts on the Safer Skies Initiative to improve aviation security over conflict zones. Minister Garneau will bring experience acquired during his close work with international partners on the investigation into the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 tragedy and as chair of the Cabinet Committee on C...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Prime Minister of Italy Giuseppe Conte

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the Prime Minister of Italy, Giuseppe Conte. Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Conte spoke about efforts in Canada and Italy to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and the priority of rolling out safe and effective vaccines to enable a strong economic recovery. The two leaders agreed on the need for a sustainable recovery from the pandemic, including support for more vulnerable countries, and the importance of international coordination. The Prime Ministers discussed Italy’s leadership this year as President of the G20, and as co-host of the COP26 climate conference in partnership with the United Kingdom. Both leaders emphasized the need for ambitious global action that will create momentum and lead to results in tackling climate change. They...

Prime Minister to hold virtual Cabinet retreat

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that he will hold a virtual Cabinet retreat with four sessions to take place on January 12, 14, 18, and 21, 2021. The Cabinet retreat will focus on the government’s ongoing work to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, including the largest rollout of vaccines in our country’s history. The Prime Minister and ministers will discuss ways to continue collaborating with provinces and territories, and Indigenous and public health partners, to immunize as many Canadians as possible – as quickly as possible – while prioritizing those at highest risk to save lives. They will also discuss our strict travel and border measures that are helping keep people safe, as well as actions to protect vulnerable people and to support all Canadians. The fede...

Statement by the Prime Minister on the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Air Disasters

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Air Disasters: “Air disasters have taken the lives of too many Canadians, and left too many families across our country without loved ones. Today, on the first National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Air Disasters, I join Canadians across the country to remember and honour the people who were lost in these tragedies, and mourn alongside those they left behind. “As a country, we have experienced a number of national tragedies related to aviation travel. One year ago, Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 was shot down by the Iranian regime near Tehran, killing all 176 people on board, including 55 Canadian citizens, 30 permanent residents, and many others with ti...

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada to mark the first anniversary of the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to mark the first anniversary of the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752: “One year ago today, a passenger jet carrying 55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents, was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, in Tehran. Of the 176 innocent people who died on Ukraine International Flight 752, 138 had ties to Canada. Today, we honour those who were lost and stand shoulder to shoulder with the people they loved. “Over the past year, Canada has worked tirelessly to get the transparency, accountability, and justice that the victims and their families deserve. We have been unrelenting in pursuit of the truth, and Canada will not accept anything less than a comprehensive and honest explanation fr...

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