Justin Trudeau in the News

Prime Minister's Office Press Releases

  • Statement by the Prime Minister on India’s Independence Day
    posted: 15 Aug 2018 at 12:13am
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement in recognition of India’s Independence Day: “Today, we join the people of India and members of the Indo-Canadian community to celebrate India’s 72nd Independence Day. “On this day, in 1947, India achieved independence, and is now the largest democracy in the world. “Canada and India share much in common, from the similar institutions and forms of government that underpin our democracies, to the tremendous people-to-people connections at the heart of our two countries’ longstanding friendship.
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on the National Liberation Day of Korea
    posted: 14 Aug 2018 at 3:40pm
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement in recognition of the National Liberation Day of Korea: “Today, Koreans around the world celebrate the 73rd National Liberation Day of Korea. This day in 1945 marked the end of the Second World War and set South Korea on a path that ultimately allowed it to become the vibrant democracy and prosperous country that it is today. “Koreans all around the peninsula will show their pride on Liberation Day, also known as ‘Gwangbokjeol’, to recognize the accomplishments of Korean people around the world.
  • Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on National Acadian Day
    posted: 14 Aug 2018 at 3:12pm
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Acadian Day: “On National Acadian Day, we celebrate the culture and heritage of the Acadian people and the important role Acadians have played in shaping Canada.
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on Pakistan’s Independence Day
    posted: 13 Aug 2018 at 9:10pm
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Pakistan’s Independence Day: “Today, we join the people of Pakistan and members of the Pakistani community in Canada and around the world to celebrate Pakistan’s 72nd Independence Day. “Canada was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with Pakistan in 1947. The people-to-people ties between Canada and Pakistan are older still. People from what is now Pakistan first migrated to Canada over a century ago and, since then, our connections have grown and deepened.
  • Prime Minister to hold Cabinet retreat in British Columbia
    posted: 13 Aug 2018 at 4:15pm
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced he will hold a Cabinet retreat in Nanaimo, British Columbia, from August 21 to 23. The retreat will be the first meeting of the new Cabinet before Parliament resumes in September. During the retreat, the Prime Minister and ministers will discuss ways to deliver economic growth and create good, middle class jobs for Canadians. Discussions will focus on diversifying international trade, eliminating trade barriers between provinces and territories, and maintaining the integrity and security of Canada’s borders.
  • Prime Minister highlights support for seniors in Prince Edward Island
    posted: 12 Aug 2018 at 9:52pm
    The Government of Canada is working hard to give Canadian seniors the support they need, and the secure and dignified retirement they deserve. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today celebrated Prince Edward Island Old Home Week with seniors from Charlottetown and highlighted the government’s commitment to support seniors in the province and across the country.
  • Statement by the Prime Minister on International Youth Day
    posted: 12 Aug 2018 at 12:10am
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on International Youth Day: “International Youth Day is a time to celebrate our young people and their limitless potential. They are leaders, change makers, and ambassadors for a brighter, more peaceful world. Together with their energy, creativity, and passion, they have the ability to transform our communities and our country for the better.
  • The Prime Minister announces changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service
    posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 5:28pm
    The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service: Guylaine Roy, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, becomes Deputy Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, effective August 13, 2018.
  • Janet King
    posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 5:26pm
    EducationPh. D, Geology, Queen’s UniversityMaster of Science, Geology, Queen’s UniversityBachelor of Science, Geology, University of TorontoProfessional ExperienceSince July 2014President, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency2011 - 2014Assistant Deputy Minister, Northern Affairs Organization, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada2008 - 2011Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy and Strategic Direction, Western Economic Diversification Canada
  • Guylaine Roy
    posted: 10 Aug 2018 at 5:23pm
    EducationBachelor of Law, Université LavalProfessional ExperienceSince May 2017Associate Deputy Minister, Canadian Heritage2011 - 2017Assistant Deputy Minister, Cultural Affairs, Canadian Heritage2008 - 2011Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy, Transport Canada2007 - 2008Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Programs, Transport Canada2006 - 2007Director General, Environmental Affairs, Transport Canada2000 - 2006Director General, Surface Transportation Policy, Transport Canada

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