- Prime Minister announces major investment to improve safety and reduce congestion on Trans-Canada Highway in Nova Scotia
posted: 19 hours ago
Commuting to work, visiting loved ones, enjoying a vacation – highways help Canadians get to where they need to go. They connect our communities and help businesses move goods to markets across the country and around the world. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced a major investment of $90 million to improve safety, reduce congestion, and increase traffic capacity on the Trans-Canada Highway in northeastern Nova Scotia.
- Canada’s commitments to NATO
posted: 12 Jul 2018 at 10:23am
Canada has been a member of NATO since it was founded in 1949. NATO is an essential contributor to international peace and security. It is the cornerstone of Canadian security and defence policy, the foundation for strong collective defence; and important transatlantic link that binds together North American and European security. Canada’s priority for NATO is to ensure that the Alliance remains modern, flexible, and agile to address effectively the threats of today and those in the future.
- Prime Minister announces increased support for NATO
posted: 12 Jul 2018 at 9:44am
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today concluded his participation at this year’s NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, where he announced increased support for NATO. These contributions underscore Canada’s commitment to play an active role in the Alliance and advance international peace, security, and stability. While in Latvia earlier this week, the Prime Minister announced Canada will extend its contribution to NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence through Operation REASSURANCE for another four years and increase the number of personnel taking part in this mission from 455 to 540.
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez
posted: 12 Jul 2018 at 4:08am
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez. They discussed the strong bilateral relationship between Canada and Spain, including strong military cooperation through the Canada-led multinational battle group in Latvia as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence.
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven
posted: 11 Jul 2018 at 1:37pm
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven. Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Löfven discussed the importance of NATO cooperation and rules-based trade, and reinforced the transatlantic bond. They also noted Canada and Sweden's priority of promoting gender equality and women's empowerment. They further underscored their mutual commitment to expanding Canada and Sweden's trade relationship and to encouraging innovation to build prosperity and opportunity.
- Canada to assume command of new NATO training mission in Iraq
posted: 10 Jul 2018 at 11:42pm
As a founding member of NATO, Canada has demonstrated strong and active leadership in the organization. Our country has always answered the call to protect international peace and security. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Canada will expand our leadership role by assuming command of a new NATO training and capacity building mission in Iraq for its first year.
- Canada’s leadership in Iraq
posted: 10 Jul 2018 at 11:37pm
Canada will assume command of a new NATO training and capacity building mission in Iraq for its first year. The mission is the natural next step for Canada, as we move forward from the successful fight against Daesh to helping build institutional capacity in Iraq and create the foundations for longer-term peace and stability. Specifically, this will include the following deployment of up to 250 Canadian Armed Forces personnel and assets from Fall 2018 to Fall 2019, including:
- Statement by the Prime Minister on Imamat Day
posted: 10 Jul 2018 at 7:52pm
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Imamat Day: “Today, Ismaili Muslims across Canada and around the world celebrate the anniversary of the ascension of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV to the Throne of the Imamat. “On July 11th, 1957, His Highness The Aga Khan became the 49th hereditary Imam – spiritual leader – of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.
- PM Meeting with Raimonds Vējonis, President of Latvia
posted: 10 Jul 2018 at 6:39am
Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, met with Raimonds Vējonis, President of Latvia. The leaders discussed issues of mutual interest including their commitment to regional defence and security, the upcoming NATO Summit and Canada’s contribution to NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence in Latvia. Other issues of security were also discussed between the Prime Minister and the President including cyber security, hybrid warfare and foreign interference.
- PM Meeting with Māris Kučinskis, Prime Minister of Latvia
posted: 10 Jul 2018 at 6:18am
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Māris Kučinskis, Prime Minister of Latvia. Prime Minister Trudeau and Prime Minister Kučinskis discussed the positive bilateral relationship between Canada and Latvia, including through the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and Latvia’s support for the Canadian Armed Forces currently deployed to Latvia as part of NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence. They also discussed the rise of antidemocratic forces and regional issues.