Justin Trudeau in the News

Prime Minister's Office Press Releases

  • Prime Minister and Pacific North and Central Coast First Nations welcome agreement for ocean protection
    posted: 18 hours ago
    Canada has some of the most spectacular oceans and coastlines in the world, and is home to rich biodiversity and ecosystems. Indigenous coastal communities have stewarded the Pacific North and Central Coast waters for generations. They bring valuable experience and expertise to protect and manage this unique ocean region. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, with First Nations leaders, welcomed today a new agreement between the Government of Canada and 14 Central and North Coast First Nations to work together to protect the Pacific North Coast.
  • Reconciliation Framework Agreement for Bioregional Oceans Management and Protection
    posted: 18 hours ago
    Through the Reconciliation Framework Agreement for Bioregional Oceans Management and Protection, the Government of Canada and 14 First Nations committed to work together to develop and manage marine initiatives on the Pacific North Coast.
  • Prime Minister welcomes appointment of new Parliamentary Budget Officer
    posted: 20 hours ago
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today welcomed the appointment of Yves Giroux as the new Parliamentary Budget Officer. This appointment is effective September 3, 2018. </div>
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on National Indigenous Peoples Day
    posted: 20 Jun 2018 at 7:53pm
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day: “Today, on National Indigenous Peoples Day, we celebrate the unique heritage and diverse cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, and the tremendous contributions they make to this country.
  • Prime Minister welcomes appointment of new Parliamentary Librarian
    posted: 20 Jun 2018 at 12:00pm
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today welcomed the appointment of Heather Lank as the new Parliamentary Librarian. This appointment is effective June 21, 2018. Established in 1876, the Library of Parliament is a fully functioning library whose collection and services support the activities and decisions of Parliament and parliamentarians. The Library also offers a variety of public programs and activities. The Parliamentary Librarian is appointed by the Governor in Council under the Parliament of Canada Act.
  • Prime Minister announces the appointment of a Senator
    posted: 20 Jun 2018 at 9:57am
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the Governor General appointed Julie Miville-Dechêne as an independent Senator to fill a vacancy in Quebec. Ms. Miville-Dechêne was a journalist, a senior public servant, and is a strong voice for gender equality and women’s rights. She was also the first woman appointed as the ombudsman for Radio-Canada.
  • Julie Miville-Dechêne
    posted: 20 Jun 2018 at 9:55am
    Julie Miville-Dechêne was a journalist, a senior public servant, and is a strong voice for gender equality and women’s rights. She holds a graduate degree in conflict prevention and resolution from the Université de Sherbrooke, a Master’s Degree in journalism from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in political science from the Université du Québec à Montréal.
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on World Refugee Day
    posted: 19 Jun 2018 at 9:19pm
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Refugee Day: “On World Refugee Day, we join the global community to recognize people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes. We honour the resilience and strength of refugees and displaced people, acknowledge the profound hardships they face, and stand with them.
  • Prime Minister nominates new Parliamentary Budget Officer
    posted: 19 Jun 2018 at 10:06am
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the nomination of Yves Giroux as the new Parliamentary Budget Officer. Mr. Giroux has served at the executive level for more than 15 years and has experience in fiscal, financial, and social policy areas. Since 2015, he has been the Assistant Commissioner of the Strategy and Integration Branch and the Chief Data Officer at the Canada Revenue Agency.
  • Yves Giroux
    posted: 19 Jun 2018 at 10:00am
    Yves Giroux entered the federal public service in 1995. Mr. Giroux is a graduate of the Université de Montréal, where he earned a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Mr. Giroux has in-depth fiscal, financial, and social policy knowledge and expertise. He also has considerable experience working with stakeholders, and managing large teams and multi-million dollar budgets.

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.