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Prime Minister announces Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism

The Holocaust was one of the darkest chapters in human history. Seventy-five years after the liberation of Nazi concentration and extermination camps revealed the full horrors of the Holocaust, Jewish communities in Canada and around the world face rising antisemitism. The Government of Canada will always stand with the Jewish community, and fight the antisemitism, hatred, and racism that incites such despicable acts. We will also continue to preserve the stories of survivors through younger generations, and work to promote and defend pluralism, inclusion, and human rights. That is why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today named the Honourable Irwin Cotler as Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism. The Government of Canada is committed to reinf...

Statement by the Prime Minister on Global Entrepreneurship Week

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Global Entrepreneurship Week, which runs from November 16 to 22, 2020: “Entrepreneurs move Canada forward. They transform imagination into reality, create millions of good paying jobs, build strong communities across the country, and generate economic growth for all of us. “Today marks the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week, a time to celebrate entrepreneurs and to thank them for their important contributions to our country’s prosperity. It is also an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to explore their potential and to connect with the resources and tools they need to turn their visions and ideas into growing businesses. “The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to businesses in Canada and a...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte. Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Rutte discussed the global COVID-19 pandemic and the response in Canada and the Netherlands to protect the health and safety of citizens and to support businesses and workers. They highlighted the role of improved testing and of progress toward developing a safe and effective vaccine in the fight against COVID-19. The Prime Ministers spoke about the strength of transatlantic relations. They emphasized their commitment to working together to advance shared priorities such as fighting climate change, protecting human rights, and promoting global peace and security, including through cooperation in NATO. The two leaders agreed on the importance of ongoin...

Statement by the Prime Minister on Louis Riel Day

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Louis Riel Day: “As we mark the 150th anniversary of the Métis Nation’s entry into Confederation, today we also join the Métis people and all Canadians to honour Louis Riel. The Founder of Manitoba and an elected Member of Parliament, Louis Riel was a great defender of minority rights and the French language. In addition, his struggle to preserve Métis culture paved the way for the Canada we know today. “Today, through the Canada-Métis Nation Accord, the Government of Canada and the Métis Nation are working together to achieve true reconciliation based on a relationship of respect, partnership, and the affirmation of rights. By continuing to move forward on our shared path of reconciliation, we will advance self-de...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq about the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Trudeau reached out to Premier Savikataaq to discuss the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Nunavut and the territory-wide lockdown which is now in effect. Prime Minister Trudeau reiterated his commitment to helping Nunavut and all territories and provinces respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic and ensure economic recovery. Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Savikataaq discussed current federal support, notably through testing and personal protective equipment, and additional support which the federal government could provide to respond to Nunavut’s needs. The Prime Minister and the Premier agreed on the importance of continuing to work together to quickly address th...