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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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Obama Jokes About Election To Trudeau [VIDEO]

At last night’s White House state dinner honoring Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President Obama made a few jokes about the US election. The punch lines may be a bit obvious, but you’ll likely enjoy this.

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Obama Welcomes “Quite Good Looking” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau To White House [VIDEO]

This morning Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with President Obama at the White House, the first such visit by Canada’s head of government in nearly two decades. Obama welcomed the “quite good looking” internet heartthrob and proceeded to tease him about the current location of hockey’s Stanley Cup, which was last won by Obama’s hometown Chicago Blackhawks. More from …

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Justin Trudeau Breaks The Internet

If you have an internet machine, you’ve surely seen the above photo tweeted out over the weekend by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Satirist Andy Borowitz writes for the New Yorker: The photo, taken at the Toronto Zoo and showing Justin Trudeau cuddling with two panda cubs, was “the last thing this country needed,” Harland Dorrinson, the executive director of …

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CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau To Posthumously Pardon Man Imprisoned For Being Gay

The man whose imprisonment for being gay helped lead to the decriminalization of homosexuality in Canada will be posthumously pardoned by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The CBC reports: Trudeau intends to posthumously pardon Everett George Klippert who, because he admitted to police in the 1960s that he was gay, was deemed a dangerous sexual offender and sent to prison. “The …

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CANADA: Justin Trudeau To Become Nation’s First Sitting Prime Minister To March In Pride Parade

Via press release from Pride Toronto: Pride Toronto, the city’s most vibrant and inclusive arts and cultural festival and North America’s largest Pride celebration, unveiled today its 2016 Pride Month theme, announcing to the world that this June, “YOU CAN SIT WITH US.” The campaign for Canada’s first-ever Pride Month, features Canada’s top political leaders: noted “sexiest man alive” and …

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CANADA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Personally Welcomes Syrian Refugees At Airport [VIDEO]

THIS is how you do it. Via the New York Times: Canada welcomed 163 Syrian refugees under its new accelerated entry program late Thursday night, the first of 25,000 the country has promised to take in by March. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a battery of politicians from across the political spectrum were on hand at the Toronto airport to …

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Newly-Elected Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Outlines Agenda: Legal Pot, More LGBT Rights, Fewer Guns

Newly-elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a letter vowing to follow through on his progressive campaign promises. Deadstate recaps: Trudeau’s plans will include legalizing and regulating marijuana, reducing the number of hand guns and assault rifles, and securing rights for all citizens, especially focusing on LGBTQ rights. Trudeau’s letter lists several other priorities, such as fighting for the …

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Canada’s Sexiest Prime Minister [VIDEO]

Canadian LGBT news site Xtra recounts newly-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s positions on LGBT rights in an amusing clip that opens by praising his looks. They write: “Not only does Justin Trudeau have great hair and a hot body, he also promised the LGBT community he’d move forward on several important issues if elected, such as adding gender identity to …

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CANADA: Justin Trudeau Makes PM Acceptance Speech: “I Didn’t Make History Tonight, You Did” [VIDEO]

CBC News recaps Trudeau’s acceptance speech: This will be the second time for Canada to be led by a Trudeau, as the 43-year-old Liberal leader follows in the footsteps of his father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, who served as prime minister for almost 16 years before retiring in 1984. “Sunny ways my friends. Sunny ways,” Trudeau told his enthusiastic supporters in …

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BREAKING: Canada Ousts Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper As Liberal Wave Sweeps Justin Trudeau To Ottawa [VIDEO]

Canada’s National Post reports: The Liberal Party cut a dominating swath through the Atlantic region, then stormed into Ontario, Quebec and the Prairies as the first two waves of federal election results flooded in Monday, the beginning of the end of a historic, drawn-out campaign that saw political fortunes fluctuate dramatically. Both CBC and CTV television networks declared Justin Trudeau’s …

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TODAY: Canadians Go To The Polls

USA Today reports on today’s election in Canada: A young liberal leader with a famous pedigree in Canada, Justin Trudeau, threatens to upend nearly 10 years of conservative leadership under Prime Minister Stephen Harper as Canadians go to the polls Monday. Harper, who has held power longer that most major Western leaders, hopes to capture a rare fourth term in …

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