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  • Prime Minister visits James Smith Cree Nation and announces mental health supports for those impacted by the tragic attacks in September
    The events described below are far-reaching and deeply impactful. If you need someone to talk to, the Hope for Wellness Helpline offers support to all Indigenous Peoples. Counsellors are available by phone or online chat. This service is available in English and French, and, upon request, in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut. Call the toll-free help line at 1-855-242-3310 or connect to the online chat at www.hopeforwellness.ca. In September, the horrific attacks that took the lives of 11 people and injured 18 others in James Smith Cree Nation and the nearby community of Weldon, Saskatchewan, shocked Canadians from coast to coast to coast. We came together to mourn those whose lives were taken and support their loved ones. The Government of Canada is continuing to support community members who are coping with the loss and trauma from this tragic and senseless violence. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today visited James Smith Cree Nation to meet with community leaders, families of victims, and survivors and announce $62.5 million over six years, starting this year, and $4.5 million ongoing to support the healing, mental health, and well-being of community members impacted by the tragic events of September, and to support Indigenous-led approaches to community safety. Everyone should have access to the type of support they need, and today we’re taking action to improve access to culturally grounded mental health and addictions care for the people of James Smith Cree Nation. From this new funding, $42.5 million will help support mental wellness and healing, including through the building of a new wellness centre in the community and repurposing the existing Sakwatamo Lodge. It will also enable James Smith Cree Nation to develop and design programs that best serve the needs of their members including increasing access to mental health, trauma, and substance use services. This will ensure that both immediate and long-term supports are available for James Smith Cree Nation community members to continue their healing journey. The Prime Minister also announced an additional $20 million over four years to top-up the Pathways to Safe Indigenous Communities Initiative, which builds on our work to implement the Federal Pathway, and end violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQI+ people. This initiative is supporting James Smith Cree Nation and other communities in developing and delivering community-based safety and wellness projects. Access to quality mental health care that is culturally relevant and trauma-informed is critical to the well-being of communities and to support recovery from the pain, trauma, and loss inflicted by tragedies such as the horrific violence this past September. The Government of Canada will continue to work in partnership with Indigenous Peoples across the country to advance Indigenous-led approaches to mental wellness. Our priority is for everyone in Canada to have access to the mental health care they need, when they need it. Quotes “Today, I heard first-hand the pain, sorrow, anger, and grief that people here in the community of James Smith Cree Nation are feeling. Canadians are mourning with you. More access to mental health and addictions care will help create a safer and healthier community, and to the people of James Smith Cree Nation: the government will be your partner every step of the way on your healing journey.” The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada “From tragedy to healing is a long journey, but the people and leadership of James Smith Cree Nation have stayed strong. Healing takes time and ongoing support. It’s why we will continue to support and fund Indigenous-led and designed health approaches. There is so much more to do to transform systems of care to ensure Indigenous Peoples can access health and wellness supports that are safe, culturally centred and equitable. The federal government remains committed to being a strong partner in this work.” The Hon. Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario “We are thankful for his visit – his kind words were profoundly touching as our community members continue to mourn the loss of their loved ones. We recognize that Prime Minister Trudeau and his government were responsive to our immediate needs for emergency health supports immediately after the incident, which helped us during a time of great turmoil. His visit gives us confidence that we can continue to work together to meet our long-term goals that include our need for treatment centres and self-administered policing.” Chief Wally Burns, James Smith Cree Nation Quick Facts On September 4, 2022, 11 people were murdered and 18 injured in James Smith Cree Nation and the nearby community of Weldon, Saskatchewan. The suspect in these homicides was apprehended by police, went into medical distress, and later died in hospital. The investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police into these tragic events is ongoing. In the wake of this tragedy, the Government of Canada provided a suite of immediate supports to the local community, including: temporary accommodations to address immediate needs for individual counselling, family therapy, and mental wellness supports at the community level; mental health counselling and addiction support through 15 mental health therapists; and over $300,000 to address the specific mental health needs of children at the James Smith Cree Nation School. In October, the Government of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan, and the Prince Albert Grand Council announced a partnership with the aim of improving public safety and policing in its 12 member First Nations and 28 communities. This team will advance work on Indigenous-led public safety initiatives, tailored to the needs of each community. In Budget 2022, the government committed an additional $227.6 million over two years to maintain Indigenous-led services to improve mental wellness. This builds on funding of $597.6 million provided in Budget 2021 for distinctions-based Indigenous mental health and wellness strategies. Funding for the Mental Wellness Program has increased from around $325 million annually in 2015-16 to $580 million in 2021-22. An additional $107 million in that year expanded trauma-informed supports to all forms of trauma, bringing total funding for the program to $687 million in 2021-22. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting everyone’s mental health in Canada. If you or a loved one is struggling, the Hope for Wellness Helpline is available to all Indigenous Peoples across the country. Experienced and culturally competent counsellors are reachable by telephone at 1-855-242-3310 and online chat 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Both telephone and online chat services are available in English and French. Telephone support is also available upon request in Cree, Ojibway, and Inuktitut. Related Products Statement by the Prime Minister on the attacks in Saskatchewan Budget 2022: Moving Forward on Reconciliation Associated Links Hope for Wellness Helpline Mental health and wellness in First Nations and Inuit communities
  • Prime Minister announces appointment of new Chief Justice of Alberta
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the appointment of the Honourable Ritu Khullar, a judge of the Court of Appeal of Alberta, as the new Chief Justice of Alberta, Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal for the Northwest Territories, and Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal of Nunavut. Chief Justice Khullar replaces the Honourable Catherine A. Fraser, the first woman appointed Chief Justice of a province in Canada, who retired earlier this year. Quote “I wish the Honourable Ritu Khullar every success as she takes on her new role. She is a respected member of the legal community and brings a wealth of experience in multiple areas of law to the bench. I am confident Chief Justice Khullar will be a great asset to the people of Alberta, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.” The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Quick Facts Chief Justices and Associate Chief Justices in Canada are responsible for the leadership and administration of their courts. They also serve as members of the Canadian Judicial Council, which works to improve the quality of judicial services in the superior courts of Canada. Chief Justices and Associate Chief Justices are appointed by the Governor General on the advice of Cabinet and the recommendation of the Prime Minister. Biographical Note The Honourable Ritu Khullar
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Holodomor Memorial Day
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Holodomor Memorial Day: “Today, we remember the millions of innocent people in Ukraine who suffered and died at the hands of Joseph Stalin’s totalitarian Soviet regime during the Holodomor. “The Holodomor was a systemic and heinous campaign of deliberate starvation across Ukraine in 1932 and 1933. The Soviet regime starved millions of Ukrainians, stole their land, and seized their crops. The regime arrested, deported, or executed Ukrainians in a genocide designed to repress their rights and identity, and destroy their aspirations for a free and independent Ukraine. “In the face of this cruelty, Ukrainians held on to their language and culture, and persevered to win their independence in 1991, after almost 70 years of Soviet control. Until its collapse, the Soviet regime denied the atrocities of the Holodomor, and the suffering of Ukrainians was not known to the international community for over five decades. Russia still denies the Holodomor as a genocide. “Ukrainians are resilient. Today, we continue to be inspired by their strength and bravery in the face of the Russian regime’s brutal and unjustifiable invasion of their country. Just as the generations before them, the people of Ukraine will not give up their centuries-long vision for a free and independent country. The Government of Canada will continue our steadfast support of the people of Ukraine as they defend their country, as well as our shared values of democracy and respect for human rights. We will always stand up for what is right as we build a better world for all. “Today, it is up to all of us to remember the Holodomor genocide as it happened, learn from it, and honour those who lost their lives. On this solemn day, I join Ukrainians here in Canada and around the world to remember, to mourn, and to stand with them as they defend their country, and our shared values.”
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: “Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we come together to take action to stop gender-based violence and recognize the tireless work advocacy groups and community organizations do to support survivors and their families. “Every day, women, girls, and gender diverse people across Canada experience violence because of their gender, gender expression, or perceived gender. Certain groups, such as Indigenous women and girls, racialized women, women living in rural and remote communities, people in 2SLGBTQI+ communities, and women with disabilities, are at even greater risk to experience gender-based violence. This is unacceptable. But together, we can end the cycle. It is everyone’s responsibility to take action against gender-based violence regardless of whether it’s physical, emotional, financial, or sexual violence. Through this year’s It’s Not Just campaign, the Government of Canada is raising awareness of the different forms of gender-based violence, and we’re providing resources so we can all play a role in preventing it. “As a government, we will continue to take action to prevent and address gender-based violence, too. Earlier this year, we introduced Bill C-21, which proposes Canada’s most significant action against gun violence in a generation. Further to this, we banned the sale, purchase, and transfer of handguns in October, which will make communities safer and help save lives. Recently, the federal government, along with most provinces and territories, also endorsed the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence, which sets a framework for anyone facing gender-based violence to have reliable and timely access to protection and services, no matter where they live. “The work to end gender-based violence is far from over. We continue to work in partnership with Indigenous families, Survivors, leaders, and partners, as well as with provinces and territories to implement the Federal Pathway and put an end to the tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQI+ people. We will continue our efforts until everyone in Canada – regardless of their gender, gender expression, or perceived gender – can feel safe and respected. “Today, as we mark the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, I invite all Canadians to join the conversation on ending gender-based violence by using the hashtags #ItsNotJust and #16Days. We all have a role to play in ending the cycle and ensuring everyone can feel safe now and into the future.”
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Belarusian Opposition Leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
    Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the Belarusian Opposition Leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Prime Minister Trudeau reaffirmed Canada’s support for the democratic aspirations of the Belarusian people, and called for an end to the Lukashenko regime’s continuing human rights violations and efforts to silence dissent. He commended Ms. Tsikhanouskaya’s courageous work in defence of the rights and democratic ambitions of her fellow citizens. The Prime Minister and Ms. Tsikhanouskaya condemned the Lukashenko regime’s ongoing support for Russia’s unjustifiable aggression against Ukraine. The Prime Minister noted that on November 22, 2022, Canada announced further sanctions on Belarusian individuals and entities for facilitating and enabling the violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. These complement existing sanctions in response to both the regime’s support of the invasion and its systematic violation of human rights of the people of Belarus. The Prime Minister and Ms. Tsikhanouskaya looked forward to continued cooperation in support of the rights and aspirations of the people of Belarus. Associated Links Canada-Belarus relations Canadian Sanctions Related to Belarus Canada imposes additional sanctions on Belarusian regime Canada imposes additional sanctions on Belarusian leadership Canada’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with President of Estonia Alar Karis
    Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the President of Estonia, Alar Karis, to discuss regional security and bilateral cooperation. The leaders discussed ways to continue to support Ukraine and to increase costs on Russia for its unjustifiable aggression. They reaffirmed their commitment to stand by Ukraine for as long as needed. The Prime Minister reiterated Canada’s commitment to security in Eastern Europe, including through membership in the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, based in Tallinn, and leadership of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group in Latvia. The leaders talked about enhancing their bilateral cooperation, including by opening a full embassy with a resident ambassador in Tallinn as part of Canada’s diplomatic expansion in Central and Eastern Europe. They discussed the importance of developing resilient supply chains for critical minerals, and welcomed commercial cooperation between the two countries to create good jobs and economic growth.  Prime Minister Trudeau and President Karis looked forward to continuing to work together to advance shared priorities. Associated Links Canada-Estonia relations Canada and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Prime Minister and NATO Leaders strengthen transatlantic security Defence Minister Anita Anand concludes productive visit to Europe for meetings with Allies and partners Canada’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine
  • The Prime Minister announces the appointment of three senators
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the Governor General appointed Dr. Sharon Burey, Mr. Andrew Cardozo, and Rear-Admiral Rebecca Patterson as independent senators to fill vacancies for Ontario. Dr. Sharon Burey is a pediatrician and recognized health advocacy and policy leader for the health and well-being of children in Ontario. Dr. Burey has dedicated her career to equality and justice for those living in poverty, visible minorities, and other marginalized communities. She was also the first woman of colour to hold the position of President of the Pediatricians Alliance of Ontario. Dr. Burey has received numerous awards and honours for her medical, community, and advocacy work. Mr. Andrew Cardozo is a recognized expert on public policy, a columnist, and artist. A think-tank leader, Mr. Cardozo is the President of the Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy, a regular contributor to the Hill Times, and has been a columnist for the Toronto Star and Broadcast Dialogue. His public policy areas of expertise span Canadian government and politics, multiculturalism, anti-racism, diversity and equity, broadcasting and cultural policy, and skills development, especially the future of work. Mr. Cardozo has also been an Adjunct Professor at Carleton University and the recipient of several awards, including the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal. Rear-Admiral Rebecca Patterson is a Canadian Armed Forces leader, Defence Champion for Women, and the first person with a military nursing background to ever lead at the rank of Flag (General) Officer. Rear-Admiral Patterson has held various leadership roles within the Canadian Armed Forces. She is currently serving as Director General, Culture Change, Chief Professional Conduct and Culture, where she coordinates the whole-of-Defence policy approach to support Canada’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. In this role, she also supports departmental efforts to transform culture, eliminate harmful behaviors, and re-establish public trust in the institution. Rear-Admiral Patterson is an Officer in the Order of Military Merit and the recipient of numerous other honours and awards, including the Governor General’s Meritorious Service Medal. Dr. Burey, Mr. Cardozo, and Rear-Admiral Patterson were recommended by the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments, and chosen using a merit-based process open to all Canadians. This process ensures senators are independent, reflect Canada’s diversity, and are able to tackle the broad range of challenges and opportunities facing the country. Quote “Today, I welcome Dr. Sharon Burey, Mr. Andrew Cardozo, and Rear-Admiral Rebecca Patterson as Parliament’s newest independent senators. I know that their rich experiences, diverse perspectives, and passion for public service will help them be strong voices for all Ontarians. I look forward to working with them, and with all senators, as we continue to build a stronger, more prosperous, and more inclusive country that works for all Canadians.” The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Quick Facts The Senate is the Upper House in Canada’s parliamentary democracy. It unites a diverse group of accomplished Canadians in service of their country. Created to counterbalance representation by population in the House of Commons, the Senate not only defends regional interests, it also creates space for the voices of historically underrepresented groups like Indigenous Peoples, racialized communities, and women. With today’s announcement, there have been 66 independent appointments to the Senate made on the advice of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Under the Canadian Constitution, the Governor General appoints individuals to the Senate. By convention, senators are appointed on the advice of the Prime Minister. In 2016, the selection process for senators was opened to all Canadians. Candidate submissions are reviewed by the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments, which provides recommendations to the Prime Minister. The Board is guided by public, transparent, non-partisan, and merit-based criteria to identify highly qualified candidates. Once appointed by the Governor General, new senators join their peers to examine and revise legislation, investigate national issues, and represent regional, provincial and territorial, and minority interests – important functions in a modern democracy. Biographical Notes Sharon Burey Andrew Cardozo Rebecca Patterson Associated Links Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments Senate Appointments Process – Questions and Answers Senate of Canada
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the 109th Grey Cup
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement congratulating the Toronto Argonauts on winning the 109th Grey Cup in Regina, Saskatchewan: “From coast to coast to coast, Canadians felt the energy and excitement surrounding this game. Tonight’s victory is an exciting moment for all Toronto Argonauts fans. After a thrilling game, the Toronto Argonauts captured the 2022 Grey Cup against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. With today’s victory, the Toronto Argonauts have secured their 18th Grey Cup title. “For over a century The Grey Cup championship has been one of Canada’s most popular annual sporting events, uniting Canadians of all ages and backgrounds in celebration of sportsmanship and teamwork. Tonight, we come together to recognize the dedication and commitment of the players who make us proud and inspire us to lift each other up. “On behalf of all Canadians, I congratulate the players, coaches, and fans, as well as the entire CFL on another great season. I also thank the City of Regina for hosting this year’s Grey Cup championship and festival at the Mosaic Stadium for the very first time.”
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with the President of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum
    Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the President of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum, on the margins of the 18th Summit of La Francophonie. The two leaders discussed the global situation and the growing food and energy security issues facing the world and the Sahel region. Prime Minister Trudeau stressed Canada’s commitment to working together with African countries to address the global challenges resulting from Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, notably by providing assistance to address food insecurity at the global and regional levels. Prime Minister Trudeau congratulated President Bazoum on his leadership in the Sahel region, including his efforts to help resolve the political, security, and humanitarian crisis. The two leaders expressed their support for the return to constitutional order in countries of the region, particularly Mali and Burkina Faso, as well as for the mediation efforts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Union. The Prime Minister reiterated the importance of ensuring political stability and inclusive governance throughout the region. The two leaders welcomed the growing bilateral cooperation between the two countries, including in the areas of counterterrorism, humanitarian assistance, and development assistance. They also underscored the importance of continuing reforms to ensure inclusive and sustainable growth that benefits everyone, and they agreed on the importance of education in that regard, especially girls’ education. Prime Minister Trudeau commended President Bazoum’s efforts in the areas of girls’ school enrolment and the fight against climate change. The two leaders stressed the urgent need to take action to address climate change, which is disproportionately affecting African countries. They also discussed Canada’s commitment to support Niger and African states in their climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. Associated links Canada-Niger relations Canada and La Francophonie Canada and Sub-Saharan Africa Prime Minister to participate in the ASEAN Summit, G20 Summit, APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, and the Sommet de la Francophonie Official website of the 18th Summit of La Francophonie in Djerba (in French only)
  • Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with President of Switzerland Ignazio Cassis
    Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the President of Switzerland, Ignazio Cassis, on the margins of the Eighteenth Summit of La Francophonie. Prime Minister Trudeau and President Cassis underlined their continued support for Ukraine and affirmed their commitment to remaining united in the face of Russian aggression. The two leaders spoke of the importance of the implementation of sanctions against Russia.  Prime Minister Trudeau and President Cassis highlighted La Francophonie’s role in promoting the French language and upholding democracy and good governance, as well as the need to strengthen these commitments. The two leaders underlined their desire to further facilitate the promotion of francophone content online. The leaders discussed the ongoing negotiations at COP 27 in Egypt and the upcoming COP 15 in Montréal, Canada, and agreed to further advance cooperation related to environmental and climate action. The two leaders agreed to continue working together to advance shared priorities. Associated Links Canada-Switzerland relations Canada and La Francophonie Prime Minister to participate in the ASEAN Summit, G20 Summit, APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, and the Sommet de la Francophonie Canada’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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.