“The European Union is a truly remarkable achievement, and an unprecedented model for peaceful co-operation. Canada knows that an effective European voice on the global stage isn’t just preferable — it’s essential,” Trudeau said in the first address by a Canadian prime minister to the European Parliament.
A First Nations NDP MP has written a biting, satirical letter to Justin Trudeau to “thank” him for controversial remarks he made about Indigenous youth, while taking aim at the prime minister’s suggestion that some chiefs are out of touch with the needs of young people living on reserve.
U.S. President Donald Trump will receive Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House on Monday — their first official meeting after weeks of back-and-forth about setting a tangible agenda beyond pleasantries and first-encounter photo ops.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tasked a number of his cabinet officials with traveling to Washington to meet their counterparts in the Trump administration in anticipation of a one-on-one meeting between the two leaders.
Trudeau’s overtures to the White House follow a month in which his personal approval ratings have plummeted following a series of ethics scandals and embarrassing public appearances before hostile audiences during a nationwide town hall tour.
From earlier today – Liberals and Conservatives tied in nationwide poll, Grits still strong in Central Canada, but losing younger voters
I hope Trump pisses all over him from the White House balcony.
In his surprisingly warm statement on the death of the Cuban dictator, the Canadian prime minister referenced what he called “significant improvements” in education and health care in Cuba under Fidel Castro. This is a commonly cited sentiment about Castro’s Cuba — that despite his iron rule, he improved the lives of the Cuban people, especially the poor.
A reader asked whether Trudeau’s assessment was really valid, so we decided to explore the issue.
“…Justin Trudeau enjoys “publicly manifested homosexuality” so much he’s the first Prime Minister of Canada to march in the annual LGBTQWERTY parade. If he were minded to “publicly manifest” his enthusiasm in Cuba, he’d be arrested: “Social justice” isn’t quite as sociable there as it is in Toronto.”
Fidel Castro the restless revolutionary had no time for pleasure, despising holidays as ‘bourgeois’ and claiming to live in a fisherman’s hut. His only luxury was the cigars that he continually chomped.
Or so he insisted to fellow Cubans who endured decades of abject poverty, crumbling housing and food rationing during his long rule. However, the reality — carefully kept from public consumption thanks to his iron grip on the media and public discourse — was very different.
Ever since his election as Canada’s prime minister last October, Justin Trudeau has revelled in global tributes, raves and swoons. He’s the Disney prince with the trippy dance moves, the groovy Haida tattoo and the gender-balanced cabinet. He’s the last best hope for globalization, the star attraction at the Pride Parades, the hero of the Paris Climate Summit, the guy everyone wants a selfie with.
Trudeau made himself synonymous with Canada. He made Canada cool again. It was fun while it lasted.
Despite his own website boasting of a “proud record” standing up for the gay community and LGBT rights, Trudeau appeared unfazed by Castro’s overt opposition to gay rights and unapologetic homophobia. After rounding them up, Castro placed gays in forced labor camps — I’m old enough to remember when Trudeau attacked Canadian conservatives six months ago for believing in traditional marriage.
If this were a just world, 13 facts would be etched on Castro’s tombstone and highlighted in every obituary, as bullet points — a fitting metaphor for someone who used firing squads to murder thousands of his own people.