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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...
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped short of saying that China is committing a genocide against the Uighur people while speaking Tuesday with reporters in Ottawa. Trudeau explained his reluctance to use the word “genocide” when describing the situation with the Uighurs in China after he was asked by a reporter what more evidence the government needed to see “before it concludes whether or not a genocide is occurring in China.” (RELATED: Democratic Rep. James Clyburn Refuses To Say If China Committed Genocide Against Uighur Muslims) PMJT says that the word genocide is “is extremely loaded” so the government needs to see evidence that clearly demonstrated China’s treatment of the Uyghurs as a genocide before making a determination on Canada’s position #cdnpoli https://t.co/TnRba1nbkW pic.twitter.com/HcLeIMQUfY — Mackenzie Gray (@Gray_Mackenzie) February 16, 2021 “First of all, on determinations of genocide, the principles of international law, and the international community in general,...
    Who the presidents called first  Joe Biden (Jan 22, 2021): Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Donald Trump (Jan 21, 2017): Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto  Barack Obama (Jan 23, 2009): Canadian PM Stephen Harper, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, British PM Gordon Brown George W. Bush (Jan 23, 2001): Mexican president Vicente Fox, British PM Tony Blair Bill Clinton (Jan 23, 1993): Russian president Boris Yeltsin, Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin   President Biden's first call to a foreign leader will be to Canada's Justin Trudeau, the White House announced last night, meaning Britain's Boris Johnson misses out on a sought-after symbol of the 'special relationship'.  New White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden would speak to Trudeau on Friday and likely discuss the Keystone XL pipeline which the new US president has already moved to scrap.  Psaki said Biden's other early calls would likely be with 'partners and...
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday said he was “disappointed” in President Biden’s pledge to revoke a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline — as the company behind it said work on the project was being suspended. In a statement issued following Biden’s inauguration, Trudeau said he “spoke directly” to Biden about the $8 billion project in November, and other Canadian officials “made the case” in favor of it “to high-level officials in the incoming administration.” “While we welcome the President’s commitment to fight climate change, we are disappointed but acknowledge the President’s decision to fulfill his election campaign promise on Keystone XL,” Trudeau said. Trudeau noted that “Canada is the single-largest supplier of energy to the United States, contributing to U.S. energy security and economic competitiveness, and supporting thousands of jobs on both sides of the border.” “Workers in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and across Canada will always have...
    More On: joe biden Here’s the official inaugural painting presented to Joe Biden Biden put on a show of ‘unity’ — will he stick to it?: Devine WH press secretary won’t commit to pushing Congress over impeachment Biden nominee Avril Haines confirmed as intelligence director Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday said he was “disappointed” in President Biden’s pledge to revoke a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline — as the company behind it said work on the project was being suspended. In a statement issued following Biden’s inauguration, Trudeau said he “spoke directly” to Biden about the $8 billion project in November, and other Canadian officials “made the case” in favor of it “to high-level officials in the incoming administration.” “While we welcome the President’s commitment to fight climate change, we are disappointed but acknowledge the President’s decision to fulfill his election campaign promise on Keystone...
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said China undermined its own interests and alienated other nations when it detained two Canadians almost two years ago, after Canada had arrested a Chinese executive on a U.S. arrest warrant. "China's approach and the way it's been conducting itself is not improving its relations with any country around the world, and indeed is harming its own interests," Trudeau said in a news conference, adding that he would continue to push for the release of the two Canadian men. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: Canada, United States
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday he hoped for good news soon about two citizens who have been held in China for the last two years in what Ottawa has described as a case of hostage diplomacy. China arrested businessman Michael Spavor and former diplomat Michael Kovrig in December 2018, shortly after Canadian police picked up Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou on a U.S. warrant. The two men face spying charges. Asked by Global News whether he thought there would be good news for the men's families before the New Year, Trudeau replied: "I certainly hope so." Canada has consistently said the return of the two men is its top foreign policy priority. "They are just an inspiration to me ... we're doing everything we can, both directly with China and with allies," Trudeau said. Trudeau's office was not immediately available...
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invited Chinese troops to conduct cold weather training in Ontario last year – and was upset when it was canceled by Canada’s defense chief, according to reports. Canadian media outlets The Globe and Mail and Rebel Media this week published excerpts from secret government documents about the exercises, which were supposed to take place in 2019. The training with China’s People’s Liberation Army was canceled by Chief of Defense Staff Jonathan Vance amid concerns that Beijing could use the trip to glean information from Canada, according to the outlets, which cited the memos. But Trudeau worried the cancellation would appear to be retaliation over China’s detention of two Canadian citizens, Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, after Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, an executive of Chinese electronics and communications giant Huawei. The memos showed that Trudeau insisted that Chinese officials be let down gently, the Daily...
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invited Chinese troops to conduct cold weather training in Ontario last year – and was upset when it was canceled by Canada’s defense chief, according to reports. Canadian media outlets The Globe and Mail and Rebel Media this week published excerpts from secret government documents about the exercises, which were supposed to take place in 2019. The training with China’s People’s Liberation Army was canceled by Chief of Defense Staff Jonathan Vance amid concerns that Beijing could use the trip to glean information from Canada, according to the outlets, which cited the memos. But Trudeau worried the cancellation would appear to be retaliation over China’s detention of two Canadian citizens, Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, after Canada arrested Meng Wanzhou, an executive of Chinese electronics and communications giant Huawei. The memos showed that Trudeau insisted that Chinese officials be let down gently, the Daily...
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday declined to comment on talks between the U.S. Justice Department and lawyers that could lead to the release of a senior Huawei currently under house arrest in Canada. Trudeau told reporters that his "top priority" was the return of two Canadian citizens being held in China. The two were picked up shortly after Canadian police detained Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in December 2018. (Reporting by Steve Scherer, Editing by Franklin Paul) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: Canada, United States, crime, Asia
    A PAIR of Russian pranksters have struck again after releasing a phone call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while posing as Greta Thunberg. Comedians Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov have previously targeted a number of high-profile figures.   4Justin Trudeau was targeted by Russian pranksters pretending to be Greta ThunbergCredit: Reuters 4The comedians posed as the Swedish activist during the phone callCredit: AP:Associated Press 4Comedians Vladimir Kuznetsov and Alexey Stolyarov have previously targeted other famous global figures The duo duped the Canadian PM into talks about NATO, before mocking him and asking if he could introduce ‘Greta’ to two characters from the US comedy animation South Park. Trudeau initially agrees to put ‘her’ in touch before later realising that the caller was referring to the fictional characters, Terrance and Phillip, and hanging up on the Russian pair.  The caller says: “By the way, Mr Prime Minister, can you...
    By Steve Scherer OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's main rival in an election that could come as early as next year on Thursday said he would toughen the country's stance on China, including potentially boycotting some goods produced there. The arrest of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver on a U.S. arrest warrant two years ago put Canada in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war, and Ottawa continues to struggle to respond to Beijing. "The Trudeau government has been out of step and naive on China since the moment he was elected," Conservative Party leader Erin O'Toole said in an interview. As prime minister, O'Toole said he would not "sacrifice our security interests, our values, our alliances, just for trade opportunities." Trudeau has come under increased pressure to embolden his approach to China, which arrested two Canadian citizens shortly after Meng was detained. China...
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled an "ambitious plan for an unprecedented reality" as his government laid out its new legislative agenda amid rising Covid-19 cases and a struggling economy. That expansive agenda includes new investments and initiatives to help the country recover from the coronavirus pandemic, with vows to support "people and businesses through this crisis as long as it lasts, whatever it takes". The four-pronged approach to the pandemic and the recovery was delivered on Wednesday by Governor General Julie Payette, the Queen's representative in Canada, in a Speech from the Throne. What are some of the promises? The speech follows a warning from Canada's chief public health officer that the country was at a "crossroads" because of the accelerating national count of Covid-19 cases. In the last week, an average of about 1,100 cases were reported daily, compared to 380 cases reported each...
    As Canada's parliament returns and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seeks to put an ethics scandal behind him, his government will unveil its plans for the country's pandemic response and recovery. The last time Mr Trudeau's government held a Throne Speech - where a government outlines its policies and programmes as a parliamentary session begins - was less than a year ago. That was before the global coronavirus pandemic upended the economy and the lives of many Canadians. The prime minister also found himself bogged down over the summer by a charity ethics scandal that ended up costing his finance minister his job. In August, he made a controversial decision to prorogue - or suspend - parliament and return on 23 September with a new Throne Speech to address the realities of the pandemic. Here's what to expect. 'Ambitious and bold'The Liberal government is expected to...
    By David Ljunggren OTTAWA - Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner, who was in office for just 11 weeks and led his Liberal Party to a massive electoral defeat in 1984, died on Saturday aged 91, media reported. Turner, who had previously held the posts of finance and justice minister, took over from Pierre Trudeau in late June 1984 at a time of increasing voter fatigue with the Liberals, who had been in power for 20 of the previous 21 years. He called an election for September and then presided over what many political observers consider to be one of the worst campaigns in Canadian history, marred by a series of gaffes. One key turning point came during a televised debate when Turner, under fire from Conservative leader Brian Mulroney, said he had no option but to approve a mass of patronage appointments proposed by Trudeau before he left office....
    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Aline Chretien, the wife and trusted adviser of former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, has died. She was 84. A spokesman for the Chretien family says she died at her home in Shawinigan, Quebec, on Saturday morning surrounded by family. A cause of death was not specified. Bruce Hartley says only a private ceremony is being planned for now because of restrictions associated with COVID-19, with a public memorial planned for sometime in the future. Jean Chretien served as Canada’s 20th prime minister from 1993 to 2003. He led his Liberal party to three straight majority governments. Aline Chretien grew up in a blue-collar family, just a few blocks away from her future husband in the Quebec pulp-and-paper town of Shawinigan, where they met during a chance encounter on a bus. While she rarely spoke publicly, Aline Chretien was a constant presence at Jean Chretien’s...
    Meghan Markle has a bevy of pals in political circles including New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, the Obamas and Canadian First Lady Sophie Trudeau, according to their bombshell new biography Finding Freedom. The controversial book written by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand was released yesterday and raised eyebrows for its gushing praise and intimate knowledge of the Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 39 - who have secretly bought a private family home in Santa Barbara after ditching Tyler Perry's 12-bedroom Beverly Hills mansion. It claimed Meghan reportedly befriended Sophie, after being introduced to her by Jessica Mulroney in the early days of her relationship with Prince Harry, to glean how she went from a TV star to 'beloved First Lady'. The biography also states the Duchess is in regular email contact with Jacinda Ardern, who sent flowers to Frogmore Cottage following the birth of Archie, now 15 months.  ...
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized for failing to remove himself from a decision to allow a charity with links to his family administer a multi-million-dollar student grant program. “I made a mistake in not recusing myself immediately from the discussions, given our family’s history, and I’m sincerely sorry about not having done that,” Trudeau said at a nationally televised news conference on Monday. Trudeau’s government tapped the WE Charity Canada on June 25 to manage the $900 million CAD program. The charity, which would have been paid $19.5 million CAD, pulled out of the contract after it was revealed that Trudeau’s mother and brother had been paid speaking fees at WE events. “I was very aware that members of my family had worked with and contributed to the WE organization, but I was unaware of the details of their remuneration,” Trudeau said. His mother, Margaret, was paid $250,000 CAD...
    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...
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - An armed member of the Canadian military who drove a truck through gates protecting the part of Ottawa where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives was acting alone and now faces numerous charges, police said on Friday. Trudeau was not at home when the incident occurred on Thursday morning. Trudeau and his family live in a large house on the grounds of Rideau Hall, which sits on an 88-acre (0.35 square km) wooded estate. The man's truck broke down after he hit the gates and he was later arrested without incident. "There is no risk to the public and from what (information) we have, he was acting alone," Royal Canadian Mounted Police Deputy Commissioner Mike Duheme told a news conference. Duheme said the suspect - who had been armed with several weapons, including a rifle - would appear in court later on Friday but gave no details of...
    TORONTO  — An armed man crashed his truck through a gate on the grounds where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives Thursday before being arrested two hours later. Police identified the suspect as a member of Canada's armed forces. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said in a statement that Trudeau was not present at the time of the incident in Ottawa.CANADA LOSES BID FOR UN SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT DESPITE TRUDEAU'S PUSH Police said the man crashed his truck through the gate at 6:30 a.m. and was quickly contained in a greenhouse on the sprawling property before being arrested without incident two hours later. An armed man crashed his truck through a gate on the grounds where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives on Thursday, July 2, 2020 before being arrested two hours later. Police said the man was being interviewed. Police did not release his name and said charges were...
    An armed member of Canada's military has been arrested after driving a pick-up truck through the gates of an estate where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau lives, police say. The suspect used his vehicle to breach the main entrance of Rideau Hall in Ottawa early on Thursday morning. He then entered the grounds on foot before being confronted by police. The man was arrested at 08:30 local time (12:30 GMT) without incident. He is in custody, with charges pending. Mr Trudeau and his family, whose cottage is on the Rideau Hall estate, were not at home at the time of the incident. Does Canada have a gun problem? Trudeau announces ban on 1,500 kinds of assault weapons Nor was Governor General Julie Payette, who resides at Rideau Hall as the official representative of Queen Elizabeth II, Canada's head of state. "We thank the RCMP and police for quickly resolving...
    BEIJING – China told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday to “stop making irresponsible remarks” after he said Beijing's decision to charge two Canadians with spying was linked to his country's arrest of a Chinese tech executive. The spying charges are “completely different” from the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, a foreign ministry spokesman said. Meng was arrested on U.S. charges connected to possible violations of trade sanctions on Iran. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in what was widely seen as an attempt to Canada after Meng's December 2018 arrest in Vancouver. Charges against them were announced Friday after a Canadian judge ruled Meng's extradition case can proceed to its next stage, moving her closer to being handed over to American authorities. Trudeau, speaking to reporters in Ottawa, said Chinese authorities “directly linked” the cases of Kovrig and Spavor with Meng. He called on Beijing to end...
    BEIJING (AP) — China told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday to “stop making irresponsible remarks” after he said Beijing’s decision to charge two Canadians with spying was linked to his country’s arrest of a Chinese tech executive. The spying charges are “completely different” from the case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, a foreign ministry spokesman said. Meng was arrested on U.S. charges connected to possible violations of trade sanctions on Iran. Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor were detained in what was widely seen as an attempt to Canada after Meng’s December 2018 arrest in Vancouver. Charges against them were announced Friday after a Canadian judge ruled Meng’s extradition case can proceed to its next stage, moving her closer to being handed over to American authorities. Trudeau, speaking to reporters in Ottawa, said Chinese authorities “directly linked” the cases of Kovrig and Spavor with Meng. He called on Beijing to...
    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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