Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in office Monday night; surviving a series of racial scandals but losing a clear majority in Parliament.
“Trudeau’s Liberal party took the most seats in Parliament, giving it the best chance to form a government. However, falling short of a majority meant the Liberals would have to rely on an opposition party to pass legislation,” reports the Associated Press.
“It’s not quite the same as 2015. It’s not all owing to the leader,” said a professor of Canadian history and international relations at the University of Toronto. “Trudeau is prime minister because the rest of the party was able to pull itself together and prevail. While Trudeau certainly deserves credit for what has happened he’s really going to have to demonstrate qualities that he hasn’t yet shown.”
“Tonight Canadians rejected division and negativity. They rejected cuts and austerity. They elected a progressive agenda and strong action on climate change,” Trudeau said Tuesday morning.
Trudeau secured the official endorsement from former President Barack Obama just days ahead of his country’s national election.
“I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President. He’s a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change. The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term,” tweeted Obama.
I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President. He's a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change. The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 16, 2019
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TRUDEAU CAVES: Canadian Prime Minister Says NEW NAFTA Deal ‘POSSIBLE’ by Friday
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday that a potential “New NAFTA” deal with the United States was possible by the end of the week; adding the agreement would hinge on whether it was “good” for Canada.
Trudeau was speaking at a press conference on Ontario when he weighed-in on the recently unveiled US-Mexico Trade Agreement; signaling a strong possibility his nation would soon sign-on to the bilateral deal.
“We recognize that there is a possibility of getting there by Friday, but it is only a possibility, because it will hinge on whether or not there is ultimately a good deal for Canada,” said the Prime Minister.
“No NAFTA deal is better than a bad NAFTA deal,” he warned.
Read the full story at CNBC.
TRUDEAU IN TROUBLE: Canada Poised to Place REFUGEES in HOTELS as Crisis Escalates
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continued to come under fire this week over his government’s seeming inability to tackle the nation’s swirling refugee crisis; floating a proposal that would place the migrants in hotels throughout the country.
During a last-minute press conference, Trudeau’s critics lashed out at the policy; demanding answers over how many refugees will be placed in hotels, where the hotels will be located, and who will foot the bill.
“The reality is that Justin Trudeau has failed on all of these fronts. Frankly, I believe the Prime Minister has ruined what was once a fair and orderly system that focused on protecting the world’s most vulnerable and aiding their integration into Canada,” said one conservative member of Parliament.
“This is because since January 2017, over 30,000 individuals have illegally crossed the border from the United States into Canada and subsequently claimed asylum in our country,” she added.
Neither Minister Hussen nor Minister Blair can tell us how many people will be put in hotels after crossing the border. #CIMM
— Michelle Rempel Garner (@MichelleRempel) July 24, 2018