Tag Archives: Justin Trudeau

Trump Denies Lying About Trade To Canadian PM

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday insisted that the U.S. has a trade deficit with Canada after he reportedly acknowledged mentioning the deficit to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a meeting without knowing if it the claim was actually true. Trump tweeted that the U.S. does “have a Trade Deficit with Canada” noting that the U.S. has a ...

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Trump Boasts About Lying To Justin Trudeau

The Washington Post reports: President Trump boasted in a fundraising speech Wednesday that he made up information in a meeting with the leader of a top U.S. ally, saying he insisted to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the United States runs a trade deficit with its neighbor to the north without knowing whether that was the case. “Trudeau came ...

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Fox Host Floats Canadian Border Wall [VIDEO]

The Wrap reports: “Fox & Friends” floated the possibility on Friday that in addition to a wall on America’s southern border, the U.S. should consider erecting one to protect Americans from Canada. “President Trump might want to think about a northern border wall if Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gets his way,” said Jillian Mele during the show’s headlines segment. ...

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CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Issues Formal Apology For Abuses Of LGBT Citizens [VIDEO]

The CBC reports: The Canadian government has tabled [introduced] a bill that will allow people convicted of historical same-sex offences to have their criminal records expunged. Proposed legislation aims to correct a “historical injustice” now recognized as the criminalization of same-sex activity by consenting adults, effectively removing from the record convictions that would today be inconsistent with the Charter of ...

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CANADA: Government Earmarks $100M To Compensate Military And Federal Employees Ejected For Being Gay

CBC news reports: The Trudeau government has earmarked more than $100 million to compensate members of the military and other federal agencies whose careers were sidelined or ended due to their sexual orientation, The Canadian Press has learned. The money will be paid out as part of a class-action lawsuit settlement to employees who were investigated, sanctioned and sometimes fired ...

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Rolling Stone: Why Can’t Trudeau Be OUR President?

From Rolling Stone‘s profile of Justin Trudeau: It’s strange to witness: He speaks in a modulated, indoor voice. His dark hair is a color found in nature. At home, there is a glamorous wife and three photogenic children, still not old enough to warm his seat at next week’s G-20 summit or be involved in an espionage scandal. When Trudeau ...

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Justin Trudeau Celebrates Diversity On Canada Day

Happy Canada Day to all of our JMG family in the north! Last year on this day I said, “We make a lot of fun of you, but we also not-so-secretly want to be you. Please make up the guest room in November, you know, just in case.” This year, to our great lament, that sentiment is extra double super ...

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OTTAWA: Trudeau Raises Pride Flag Over Parliament, Vows To Expunge Records For Anti-Gay Convictions

The Toronto Star reports: The Liberal government will introduce legislation later this year to erase past convictions for sexual activity with a same-sex partner, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday as multi-coloured flags were raised on Parliament’s west lawn. The legislation would add to reforms already in the works to atone for the damage caused to thousands of Canadians convicted ...

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CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Introduces Bill To Completely Legalize Marijuana Use Nationwide

The New York Times reports: Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation on Thursday to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Canada. Many nations have either decriminalized marijuana, allowed it to be prescribed medically or effectively stopped enforcing laws against it. But when Mr. Trudeau’s bill passes as expected, Canada will become only the second nation, ...

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NOTE THE DATE: Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Demands “Rematch” Against Childhood Bully Matthew Perry

People reports: Watch out Matthew Perry — Justin Trudeau is ready to fight! The Canadian prime minister tweeted on Saturday morning that he’s ready for a rematch with the Friends star, who beat him up once when they attended elementary school at Rockcliffe Park Public School in Ottawa. “I’ve been giving it some thought, and you know what, who hasn’t ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump And Trudeau Hold Joint Presser

CNBC reports: Trade stands front and center as President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meet at the White House on Monday. The pair will hold a press conference at 2 p.m., ET, to give more details on the meeting. Trudeau, a member of Canada’s Liberal Party, clashes with Trump on many policy issues, and the Canadian leader ...

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CANADA: Fox News Apologizes To PM Trudeau For Falsely Identifying Trump-Loving Terrorist As Moroccan

Canada’s National Observer reports: A strongly-worded letter from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s office has prompted Fox News to apologize and delete a false report, posted on Twitter, that incorrectly described the alleged gunman of the Quebec City shooting as a Moroccan. Kate Purchase, director of communications in the Prime Minister’s Office, pointed out the “false and misleading language” in a ...

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CANADA: Attorney General Announces Plan To Repeal Anti-Sodomy Law Used To Prosecute LGBT Teens

Agence France-Press reports: Canada’s attorney general announced Tuesday a move to repeal legislation used to effectively prosecute gay youths who engage in anal sex, calling it “discriminatory.” Section 159 of the Criminal Code makes anal sex involving youths who are above the age of consent but not yet 18 punishable by up to 10 years in prison. It was quashed ...

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CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau To Apologize For Government’s History Of Anti-Gay Persecution

The Globe & Mail reports: As early as this autumn, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will apologize on behalf of all Canadians to those who were imprisoned, fired from their jobs or otherwise persecuted in the past because of their sexuality. That apology is a key element in a broad range of reforms that will collectively represent one of the greatest ...

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CANADA: Justin Trudeau Becomes First Sitting Prime Minister To March In LGBT Pride Parade [VIDEO]

The Toronto Pride Parade just kicked off with Justin Trudeau making Canadian history as the first sitting Prime Minister to march in such an event. From the Ottawa Citizen: Other notable politicians marching include Ontario’s premier, Kathleen Wynne, and the mayor of Toronto, John Tory. Before the parade, Trudeau attended an outdoor church service in the heart of the city’s ...

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Justin Trudeau, Superhero

Via Mashable: Justin Trudeau can save us any day. The Canadian Prime Minister will be gracing the cover of Marvel’s upcoming Civil War II: Choosing Sides, issue #5, coming on August 31st. Oddly enough, he looks even better in ink form than in real life. A Marvel spokesperson told Mashable that Trudeau would also be a minor character in the ...

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IF ONLY: Canadian Parliament Stands And Cheers Obama, “Four More Years! Four More Years! [VIDEO]

Canada, we couldn’t agree more. Via ABC News: Canada’s Parliament broke into chants of “four more years” as President Barack Obama wrapped up the first address there by a U.S. leader since 1995. Four years for Obama amounts to wishful thinking. He’s nearing the end of his second term in office and speaks fondly of life after the presidency. His ...

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CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Raises Pride Flag On Parliament Hill For First Time [VIDEO]

With a big shout-out to trans rights! The Star reports: The Pride flag flew on Parliament Hill on Wednesday in a historic all-party show of support to mark the start of the month celebrating Canada’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had the honour of raising the distinctive rainbow banner on the Hill for the ...

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CANADA: PM Justin Trudeau Unveils Trans Rights Bill

The CBC reports: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in Montreal federal legislation about to be tabled*, which will guarantee legal and human rights protection to transgender people across Canada. “We have worked too hard for us to stop here,” Trudeau said. “Too hard to stop with the progress we have made because I sincerely believe that in Canada we can ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Schools Reporter On Quantum Computing

NBC News reports: The internet was abuzz with praise for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday after clips showing him schooling a reporter on quantum computing went viral. While political opponents learned a lesson about underestimating the photogenic Trudeau, 44, during last year’s surprise electoral upset, the unnamed reporter fell into the same trap during an event at a ...

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