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  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Black History Month
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Black History Month: “As we celebrate the beginning of Black History Month, we reflect on the rich history of Black communities in Canada and commit to building an equitable future for all. This is a time for Canadians to honour the legacy of Black communities from coast to coast to coast and celebrate the contributions they have made across the country. From scientists to artists, from business owners to philanthropists, Canadians from Black communities continue to shape our country each and every day. “One of the many stories we celebrate this February, as part of this year’s Black History Month theme, ‘Ours to tell’, is that of the Honourable Jean Augustine. Thirty years ago, she made history as the first Black Canadian woman to be elected to the House of Commons and later when she became the first Black Canadian woman to be appointed to the federal Cabinet. Her advocacy led to the national recognition of Black History Month, and she continues to be a beacon of excellence for communities across Canada, and for others to follow in her footsteps. From Jean Augustine to medical pioneers like Dr. June Marion James, athletes turned successful entrepreneurs like Donovan Bailey, scientists and comedians like Boucar Diouf, and artists like Dionne Brand, this year’s Black History Month theme celebrates stories that are worth telling. “Last year, the Government of Canada committed $1.5 million to support the ongoing activities of the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora at York University, which works to address systemic barriers to improve educational outcomes for Black students. We also provided funding through the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative to support Black community organizations across Canada, while the Black Entrepreneurship Program continues to offer Black-led businesses, organizations, and financial institutions across Canada the financial resources to succeed now and into the future. These investments are key pieces to making sure we’re building an equitable Canada. “Canada has a history of anti-Black racism, and communities continue to face the impacts of systemic racism today. It is our collective responsibility to end it by listening, learning, and taking action. That is why in 2018, Canada officially recognized the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent, which provides a global framework for recognition, justice, and development for people of African descent. Building on this framework, our government will continue to address the unique challenges that Black communities face. “We know that more work still needs to be done, and the Government of Canada will continue to support the advancement of Black communities. This includes our ongoing efforts, working closely with provinces, territories, and Black communities, to develop Canada’s Black Justice Strategy, which will help address systemic discrimination and the over-representation of members of Black communities in our criminal justice system. And through Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy, we will continue fighting anti-Black racism, eliminating inequities, empowering communities, and changing attitudes by building awareness. “This month, I invite everyone to take part in community events for Black History Month, and to listen to and actively share the stories Black communities have to tell. Let’s continue to celebrate their many past and ongoing contributions. Together, we will continue to build a stronger and more resilient country, where all Canadians can succeed, thrive, and have their voices heard.”
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy
    Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Prime Minister expressed Canada’s ongoing solidarity with the Ukrainian people as they continue to fight Russia’s brutal invasion while facing Russian strikes on civilian targets. The two leaders discussed Ukraine’s military, humanitarian, and financial needs, as well as the recent announcements of significant new support to Ukraine. They also spoke about how Canada and like-minded partners could continue working together to meet Ukraine’s needs due to Russia’s ongoing illegal and unprovoked invasion. The Prime Minister and the President talked about the upcoming somber anniversary of Russia’s invasion on February 24, and the Prime Minister reaffirmed Canada’s support for Ukraine for as long as it takes. Prime Minister Trudeau welcomed President Zelenskyy’s diplomatic efforts toward a just peace, and the two leaders discussed ongoing engagement with the Global South. The leaders agreed to remain in close and regular contact. Associated Links Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy Canada’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine Canada’s engagement in Ukraine Canada provides Ukraine $115 million from Russian and Belarusian tariff revenues to repair Kyiv’s power grid
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Quebec City Mayor Bruno Marchand
    Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos, met with the Mayor of Quebec City, Bruno Marchand, to discuss priority issues on which they are co-operating. The leaders discussed public transit in the greater Quebec City area, including the Quebec City tramway project. The Prime Minister reiterated the federal government’s commitment to contribute 40 per cent of the eligible costs of this major project for the Quebec City region. They also talked about building more affordable housing, the fight against homelessness, and federal government investments under the Rapid Housing Initiative and the Housing Accelerator Fund. They went on to talk about Quebec City’s efforts to obtain international designation as a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Prime Minister Trudeau affirmed that Canada would support the City’s efforts for this innovative and ambitious project. The Prime Minister and the Mayor agreed to continue working together on these priority issues for Quebec City. Associated Links Quebec City tramway (in French only) Rapid Housing Initiative Protection of biodiversity: Quebec City is taking steps to obtain designation as a UNESCO biosphere reserve (in French only)
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the death of Viola Léger
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of Viola Léger, comedian, actress, and former senator: “I was saddened today to learn of the passing of Viola Léger, an iconic, celebrated and beloved comedian who held Acadian culture dear and worked tirelessly to defend it, both as a performer and as a senator. “Viola Léger was best known for portraying the character La Sagouine, a humble Acadian cleaning lady, in the play of the same name. She played the role more than 3,000 times, and put the Acadian people in the spotlight in Canada and abroad. She won the 1981 Dora Mavor Moore Award for her outstanding performance, and was recognized for her lifetime achievement as a recipient of the 2013 Governor General’s Performing Award. “She was also a writer, a teacher, and a Canadian senator from 2001 to 2005, representing Acadians. She was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, and was awarded the Order of New Brunswick. “Viola Léger entertained millions of people and inspired many to learn and honour the Acadian people and culture. A true artist, her presence both on and off the stage will be missed. “On behalf of the Government of Canada, Sophie and I offer our sincere condolences to Viola Léger’s family, friends, and her many fans. Her contribution to Acadian culture and heritage will be remembered for generations to come.”
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the death of Hazel McCallion
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of Hazel McCallion: “Today, I join Ontarians and Canadians in mourning the passing of Hazel McCallion, the former long-serving mayor of Mississauga. “My dear friend Hazel was an extraordinary woman who wore many hats: a businessperson, an athlete, a politician, and one of Canada's – and the world’s – longest-serving mayors. Nicknamed ‘Hurricane Hazel’ for her bold political style, she was unstoppable. “‘I want to assure you that the people will come first during my term’ she told a cheering crowd when she won her first term as mayor almost 45 years ago. And that was how she served: by putting people first. She inspired countless others, including myself, in her decades of tireless and selfless service. I will miss her as a friend, and I’ll always cherish the conversations we had, and the wisdom she shared over the years. “Hazel McCallion led the transformation of Mississauga from a bedroom community to the sixth largest city in Canada under her guidance as mayor from 1978 to 2014. She believed in the growth of her community and its potential to become a city where people could both live and work, and led the charge to do just that. Through her leadership, the city was known for its strong economy, thriving multiculturalism, and excellent public services. “After serving as mayor for 36 years, Hazel McCallion was appointed Chancellor of Sheridan College and special advisor at the University of Toronto Mississauga. She also served as the chair of the World Health Organization’s Symposiums on Healthy Cities and was a strong advocate for ending discrimination toward seniors. “Hazel McCallion received many awards and honours for her accomplishments, including the Leadership in Public Service Award from the International Economic Development Council and the Key to the City of Mississauga. She was also the runner-up for the World Mayor Award and was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2005. “On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our condolences to Hazel's family, friends, and the people of Mississauga. We will remember her as a trailblazer whose career in politics and service to her community will remain an inspiration to all of us. But mostly, we will remember her as a dear friend.”
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action against Islamophobia
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action against Islamophobia: “Today, we remember the six people who lost their lives and the 19 others who were seriously injured during the attack at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec in Sainte-Foy. We also salute the courage and selflessness of the first responders and community members who put their lives in danger and did everything they could to save worshippers that day. “We remember Ibrahima Barry, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Khaled Belkacemi, Abdelkrim Hassane, Azzedine Soufiane, and Aboubaker Thabti, who were fathers, husbands, friends, colleagues, Quebecers, and Muslims. In the days following this hateful act of terror, Canadians and communities around the world came together to say their names, honour their memories, support one another, and stand against Islamophobia in all its forms. “Islamophobia has no place in Canada, and we must continue our work to help Muslims feel safe. Last week, we appointed Amira Elghawaby as Canada’s first Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia, to serve as a champion, advisor, expert, and representative to the Government of Canada. She will bring her experience as a journalist, an expert on issues of equity and inclusion, and a human rights advocate to the role to promote awareness of the diverse and intersectional identities of Muslims in Canada. She will also advise the government on the development of inclusive policies that reflect their realities. “The Government of Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy has built a foundation to address systemic racism and discrimination in federal institutions, public policies, programs, and services. By working with members of racialized and religious minority communities, the Strategy amplifies the voices of those with lived experience and provides the government with tangible solutions toward addressing systemic racism and combatting hate across the country. “Since the attack on January 29, 2017 – one of the deadliest mass shootings in Canadian history – we have introduced the toughest gun control measures in a generation to ensure this can never happen again. We banned over 1,500 types of assault-style firearms, expanded background checks for firearms licences, and introduced a freeze on the handgun market – making it illegal to buy, sell, or transfer a handgun in Canada. The government has also increased investments in the Security Infrastructure Program to support communities at risk of hate-motivated crimes by providing funding to enhance the security of their community gathering spaces, including places of worship. Approximately 30 per cent of projects improved the security infrastructure of Muslim organizations. “Today, on the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action against Islamophobia, I encourage everyone to take a moment to remember the victims, their families, and survivors of this attack, and to stand with members of the Muslim community. Let’s also reflect on the progress we have made – and the work that remains – to build a better, more inclusive, and safer Canada. We will always stand against Islamophobia and all forms of hate, discrimination, and prejudice.”
  • Canada and Jordan: Advancing Cooperation and Addressing Global Challenges Together
    In the spirit of enduring partnership and commitment to advancing ties of friendship and addressing key global issues, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan met in Ottawa today. The two leaders held extensive talks on ways to advance bilateral cooperation and expressed their commitment to work together to further develop the Canada-Jordan bilateral trade and investment relationship. Canada has been an important trade and investment partner for Jordan since the implementation of the Canada-Jordan Free Trade Agreement, and today, Prime Minister Trudeau and King Abdullah II discussed opportunities to further enhance trade and investment between our two countries. The two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to bolstering international security and stability and to continuing to work together to overcome regional and global challenges and crises. His Majesty and the Prime Minister expressed deep concern about the deteriorating situation in the West Bank and Gaza. They stressed the importance of increasing efforts to achieve a just, lasting, and comprehensive Middle East peace on the basis of the two-state solution. They emphasized the need to stop all unilateral and provocative measures that undermine the two-state solution, increase tension, and lead to violence. They also encouraged efforts to relaunch peace negotiations to achieve the two-state solution that will ensure an independent, viable, and sovereign Palestinian state living side by side with Israel in peace and security in accordance with international law, relevant United Nations resolutions, and agreed upon terms of reference. In that regard, the Prime Minister and His Majesty stressed the importance of preserving the historical status quo in Jerusalem and its holy sites. The Prime Minister reiterated Canada’s support for the Hashemite Custodianship of the Holy Sites. King Abdullah II and Prime Minister Trudeau also stressed the importance of finding a political solution to the crisis in Syria in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 2254. Prime Minister Trudeau expressed Canada’s appreciation for Jordan’s generosity in hosting Syrian refugees. He reaffirmed that Canada’s engagement in the Middle East will continue to respond to the region’s existing security and humanitarian challenges, including the Syrian refugee crisis and the economic crisis in Lebanon. The two leaders affirmed their support for Iraq and its stability. The Prime Minister and His Majesty also discussed the war in Ukraine and its implications for global security. His Majesty and the Prime Minister jointly called for an immediate end to the war and for respecting international law, the UN charter, and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. The Prime Minister and His Majesty affirmed that Jordan and Canada will continue their bilateral cooperation, alongside other partners, to combat violent extremism and terrorism. Both countries will continue to participate in the Global Coalition Against Daesh to ensure its enduring defeat. The two countries will also continue cooperation through the Aqaba Process. King Abdullah II and Prime Minister Trudeau reiterated their shared commitment to building upon the bilateral relations between Jordan and Canada in various areas. Canada and Jordan signed a Sovereign Loan agreement valued at up to $120 million over 10 years. This loan will be funded through Global Affairs Canada’s Sovereign Loans Program, an innovative finance tool that supports government-led development efforts in middle-income partner countries. His Majesty expressed gratitude for Canada’s continued support for Jordan. The Prime Minister stressed the importance of Jordan’s economic reforms and its modernization vision. He valued Jordan’s role as a force for peace and stability in the region. Associated Link Minister Sajjan signs $120-million sovereign loan agreement and announces funding for projects in Jordan
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day: “Today, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I join Canadians in honouring the memory of the more than six million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust. We remember the many Roma and Sinti, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQI+ people, Black people, Slavic people, political opponents, and Jehovah’s Witnesses who were also persecuted and killed by the Nazis and their collaborators. We also honour the survivors and the people who gave their own lives to save the lives of others during the Holocaust. “Each January 27, on the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp in 1945, we come together to promise ‘never again.’ That day, and in the weeks that followed, the world saw the true scale of the mass murder, systemic starvation, and genocide that occurred. In 2023, the Holocaust seems increasingly distant, so listening to and learning from survivors’ stories is now more important than ever. With the disturbing rise of antisemitism in our communities, we must uphold our collective responsibility to speak up against hatred and discrimination – wherever and whenever it occurs. “Simply saying ‘never again’ is not enough. We must also take concrete action to combat the discrimination, hateful rhetoric, and racism that Jewish people and others continue to face. That’s why, last year, the Government of Canada criminalized the willful promotion of antisemitism by denying, condoning, or downplaying the Holocaust. We provided historic funding to strengthen Holocaust remembrance, including by supporting the construction of a new Holocaust museum in Montréal, the creation of the Toronto Holocaust Museum, and the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver’s redevelopment project, which will include a new home for the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre. Canada’s Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism, the Honourable Irwin Cotler, continues to advance our work on combatting antisemitism and all forms of racial discrimination and on preserving the memory of the Holocaust – both at home and abroad. “This year’s United Nations theme for International Holocaust Remembrance Day – Home and Belonging – invites us to explore and reflect on how victims and survivors of the Holocaust were forced to adjust their idea of belonging. Many found a home in Canada and forged strong communities here which have helped shape Canada into the strong and diverse country we know today. “As we reflect on the atrocities of the Holocaust, we renew our commitment to honour the memory of the Shoah, and to continue to learn from the horrors of the past. Today, we say ‘never again,’ and we reaffirm our shared responsibility to do everything we can to combat hatred, antisemitism, and discrimination in all its forms.”
  • Prime Minister announces appointment of Canada’s first Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia
    Islamophobia, discrimination, and hate, in any form, are unacceptable and have no place in this country. The Government of Canada stands with and supports Muslim communities across Canada and reaffirms its commitment to take action to denounce and tackle Islamophobia, hate-fuelled violence, and systemic discrimination whenever and wherever it occurs. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the appointment of Amira Elghawaby as Canada’s first Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia. Ms. Elghawaby is an award-winning journalist and human rights advocate. A founding board member of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network and past board member at the Silk Road Institute, she has had an extensive career supporting initiatives to counter hate and promote inclusion. She currently leads strategic communications and campaigns at the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and is a member of the National Security Transparency Advisory Group. As Canada’s Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia, Ms. Elghawaby will serve as a champion, advisor, expert, and representative to support and enhance the federal government’s efforts in the fight against Islamophobia, systemic racism, racial discrimination, and religious intolerance. She will promote awareness of the diverse and intersectional identities of Muslims in Canada and provide advice to the government in the development of inclusive policies, legislative proposals, programs, and regulations that reflect their realities. In so doing, she will also help advance respect for equity, inclusion, and diversity and shine a light on the important contributions of Muslims to our country’s national fabric. Islamophobia is a lived experience for Muslim communities across the country and requires ongoing action. The Government of Canada remains unwavering in its commitment to fight hatred, racism, and discrimination. Together, we can build a better future for everyone. Quotes “Diversity truly is one of Canada’s greatest strengths, but for many Muslims, Islamophobia is all too familiar. We need to change that. No one in our country should experience hatred because of their faith. The appointment of Ms. Elghawaby as Canada’s first Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia is an important step in our fight against Islamophobia and hatred in all its forms. I look forward to working with her as we continue building a country where everyone feels safe and respected.” The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada “In Canada, diversity is a fact, but inclusion is a choice. Our government has listened to the lived experiences of Muslim communities from across the country and is taking action in the fight against Islamophobia. As Canada’s first Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia, Amira Elghawaby will use her vast knowledge and experience as a human rights advocate to help guide and reinforce Canada’s efforts in addressing anti-Muslim hatred, systemic racism, racial discrimination, and religious intolerance. This appointment is a significant step toward building a safer and more inclusive Canada for all.” The Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion Quick Facts As defined in Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy, Islamophobia includes racism, stereotypes, prejudice, fear, or acts of hostility directed toward Muslims. In July 2021, the Government of Canada hosted a virtual National Summit on Islamophobia, which helped identify ways for the government to better work with Muslim communities to implement anti-racism initiatives that specifically address Islamophobia and hate-fuelled violence. The appointment of a Special Representative was one of the recommendations put forward at the summit. The application process for the new position of Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia was launched in June 2022. Ms. Elghawaby was appointed following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process conducted for this Governor in Council position. In 2021, January 29 was officially designated as the National Day of Remembrance of the Quebec City Mosque Attack and Action Against Islamophobia, a day to remember the victims of this tragedy, denounce Islamophobia and all other forms of racism, hate, and religious discrimination, and advance action to combat them. Biographical Note Amira Elghawaby Associated Links Canada’s Special Representative on Combatting Islamophobia Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy The Government of Canada concludes National Summit on Islamophobia
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with former Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern
    Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern. Prime Minister Trudeau thanked Ms. Ardern for her thoughtful and inspiring leadership, friendship, and valuable partnership while she was in office. They reflected on the close relationship between Canada and New Zealand, including strong people-to-people ties, common values, and shared priorities, such as advancing human rights, inclusion, and gender equality; defending the rules-based international order; continuing the fight against climate change; and advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. They discussed the progress they have made, including the appointment of an Indigenous Governor General in both countries. They also discussed ongoing challenges, such as combatting hate and violent extremism, Russia’s unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, anti-regime protests in Iran, and the humanitarian and security crisis in Haiti. They highlighted the excellent cooperation between Canada and New Zealand across a range of themes and in multilateral forums, to help businesses and workers succeed, grow the middle class, and create more jobs and opportunities for people in both countries. Both Prime Minister Trudeau and Ms. Ardern underscored their ongoing hope for Canada and New Zealand to continue working together as democratic partners on the global stage under New Zealand’s new Prime Minister, Chris Hipkins. Prime Minister Trudeau wished Ms. Ardern every success as she turns toward her future endeavours. Associated Links Canada-New Zealand relations Statement by the Prime Minister welcoming the new Prime Minister of New Zealand

A country, after all, is not something you build as the pharaohs built the pyramids, and then leave standing there to defy eternity. A country is something that is built every day out of certain basic shared values.