Tag Archives: Justin Trudeau

Conway Rips “Childish” Justin Trudeau For Gossiping: He’s Just Jealous That Trump Can Command The Room

The Hill reports: White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Thursday called Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s behavior in a viral video in which he was seen gossiping about President Trump “childish,” but downplayed any affect it might have on the relationship between the two countries. “I imagine the relationship will be the same, because at least President Trump is honest …

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Trump Calls PM Justin Trudeau “Two-Faced” [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “two-faced” on Wednesday after Trudeau was caught on an open mic with other world leaders discussing the NATO summit in London and making what may have been references to Trump. ‘Well, he’s two-faced,” Trump said of Trudeau alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday. “And honestly with …

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Justin Trudeau Wins Second Term But Loses Majority

The Associated Press reports: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada’s national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that tarnished his image as a liberal icon. Trudeau’s Liberal party took the most seats in Parliament, giving it the best chance to form a government. …

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Obama Endorses Reelection Of “Progressive” Trudeau

The Huffington Post reports: Former United States president Barack Obama has endorsed the re-election bid of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. Obama made the announcement on Twitter Wednesday, touting Trudeau as a “hard-working, effective leader” who takes on big issues like climate change. Since leaving the White House, Obama has made several visits north to speak to crowds in Canadian cities, including …

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Trudeau Apologizes Again For Blackface History [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke Thursday afternoon about the controversy of him appearing in photos from years ago dressed in blackface and brownface. At least three photos have been released that show Trudeau wearing darkened makeup on his face. Trudeau on Thursday spoke to reporters in Winnipeg where he apologized for wearing brownface and blackface. “This …

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Justin Trudeau Sorry For Having Worn “Brownface”

TIME Magazine reports: Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, wore brownface makeup to a party at the private school where he was teaching in the spring of 2001. TIME has obtained a photograph of the incident. The photograph has not been previously reported. The picture was taken at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala. It shows Trudeau, then the 29-year-old son of the …

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Canada Has Broad Plan To Thwart Election Interference

Politico reports: Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election rattled America’s next-door neighbor so badly that Canada spent the last three years developing the most detailed plan anywhere in the Western world to combat foreign meddling in its upcoming election. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government passed new transparency rules last year for online political ads that run on platforms …

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Justin Trudeau Drops In At Vancouver Gay Bar [VIDEO]

Vancouver’s City News reports: It may have been the first time a sitting Prime Minister has visited a gay bar. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stopped in for a beer at the Fountainhead Pub in Vancouver’s West End early Monday evening. NEWS 1130’s Taran Parmar was there. “We’re kicking off pride week here in Vancouver — that’s definitely one way to …

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Canada To Ban Single-Use Plastics By 2021 [VIDEO]

Agence France-Presse reports: Canada will ban single-use plastics from 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday, declaring it a “global challenge” to phase out the bottles, straws and plastic bags clogging the world’s oceans. “I am very pleased to announce that as early as 2021 Canada will ban harmful, single-use plastics from coast to coast,” Trudeau said, arguing Canada has …

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LGBT Groups Split On Canada’s “Gay Loonie” Coin

CBC News reports: A new dollar coin designed to commemorate 50 years of homosexual rights has sparked a dual backlash — from both members of Canada’s LGBT community and from a social conservative group. The loonie, to be launched April 23 at an invitation-only event in Toronto, will feature a stylized depiction of two overlapping human faces within a large …

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CANADA: Royal Mint To Issue $1 Coin Marking 50th Anniversary Of Decriminalization Of Homosexuality

The CBC reports: The Royal Canadian Mint is releasing a new $1 coin design next year, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada. Same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults was decriminalized in 1969, two years after then-justice minister Pierre Trudeau introduced amendments to the Criminal Code, famously declaring “there’s no place for the state in the …

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CANADA: Legal Marijuana Sales Begin [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: Marijuana sales officially began in Canada on Wednesday, making it the first G7 country — and the second country in the world after Uruguay — to legalize the drug for all adults. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau campaigned on a promise to legalize marijuana, and his Liberal government delivered in the form of Bill C-45, otherwise known as …

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CANADA: One Week Away From Legalized Marijuana

The Associated Press reports: Mat Beren and his friends used to drive by the vast greenhouses of southern British Columbia and joke about how much weed they could grow there. Years later, it’s no joke. The tomato and pepper plants that once filled some of those greenhouses have been replaced with a new cash crop: marijuana. Beren and other formerly …

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Canada’s Retaliatory Tariffs On US Goods Go Into Effect

The Associated Press reports: Canada began imposing tariffs Sunday on $12.6 billion in U.S. goods as retaliation for the Trump administration’s new taxes on steel and aluminum imported to the United States. Some U.S. products, mostly steel and iron, face 25 percent tariffs, the same penalty the United States slapped on imported steel at the end of May. Other U.S. …

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Canada Legalizes Recreational Marijuana Nationwide

The BBC reports: Canada’s parliament has passed a law legalising the recreational use of marijuana nationwide. The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed, and sold. Canadians will be able to buy and consume cannabis legally as early as this …

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Some Canadians #BoycottUSA Over Trump’s Trade War

The New York Post reports: Blame America. Canadians have taken to practicing pocketbook diplomacy in defense of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is caught in a trade war of words with President Trump, by boycotting American goods and canceling vacations to the United States, according to a report. Shoppers are shunning Kentucky bourbon, California wine and Florida oranges, and avoiding …

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WH Trade Adviser Regrets “Inappropriate Language” About Canadian PM Justin Trudeau: I Own My Mistake

Politico reports: White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Tuesday walked back his comments over the weekend saying that there was a “special place in hell” for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, acknowledging that his language was “inappropriate.” “Let me correct a mistake I made,” Navarro said at a conference in Washington hosted by The Wall Street Journal’s CFO Network. …

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CANADA: Parliament Unanimously Condemns Attacks On Justin Trudeau By Trump And White House Officials

Reuters reports: Canada’s House of Commons on Monday unanimously condemned the personal attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by U.S. President Donald Trump and his surrogates as the famously polite nation simmered over the weekend broadsides by its U.S. ally. Lawmakers gave unanimous consent for a motion backing Canadian steel and aluminum, hit by U.S. tariffs, as well as the …

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De Niro Apologizes To Canada For “Idiotic” Trump

Canada’s CBC reports: Robert De Niro, fresh off the Tony Awards stage where he verbally attacked the U.S. president, is now apologizing for Donald Trump’s behaviour following the G7 summit. De Niro, speaking Monday in downtown Toronto where he’s launching a major development alongside celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, called Trump’s behaviour “a disgrace.” “I just want to make a note …

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GOP Senator Defends Canada After Trump’s Attacks

The Hill reports: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) came to the defense of Canada following attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by President Trump and some of his top advisers. Trump and some of his top economic aides targeted Trudeau over the weekend after the Canadian leader criticized steep tariffs imposed by the U.S. on Canadian steel and aluminum imports. …

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