• Statement by the Prime Minister on Holi
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the occasion of Holi:“Today, we join Hindu communities in Canada and around the world to celebrate Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours.“Holi welcomes the beginning of spring and is a chance to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. Together, friends and loved ones will gather to celebrate with song, dance, and seasonal delicacies. People will light bonfires, and paint each other with vibrant coloured powders and dyes.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - March 21, 2019
  • 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.
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    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.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - March 21, 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.
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    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.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - March 20, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand:“Canadians across the country were appalled to wake up to news of the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, that killed and injured so many people, including children.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - March 15, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Commonwealth Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Commonwealth Day:“Today on Commonwealth Day, we join Commonwealth countries around the world to honour our ties of friendship and cooperation, and celebrate the values we share.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - March 11, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the fatal plane crash in Ethiopia
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the fatal plane crash in Ethiopia:“I am deeply saddened by the terrible plane crash today near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that claimed the lives of 157 people, including 18 Canadian citizens.“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our heartfelt condolences to those who have lost family, friends, and loved ones as a result of this tragedy. While the causes of the crash continue to be investigated, the safety and security of all Canadians remains our primary concern.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - March 10, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on International Women’s Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on International Women’s Day:“Today, on International Women’s Day, we celebrate women around the world: their achievements, their contributions, and their leadership. We also take a hard look at the inequalities and injustices women still face – and redouble our efforts to build a gender-equal world.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - March 8, 2019
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on National Flag of Canada Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Flag of Canada Day:“Today, I join Canadians across the country and abroad to celebrate the 54th anniversary of our national flag.“Fifty-four years ago, the National Flag of Canada was first flown on Parliament Hill and proudly raised in communities across Canada and diplomatic missions around the world.
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    Ottawa, Ontario - February 15, 2019