Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested Tuesday the Trump administration was partially responsible for the Ukrainian jet disaster; saying his “escalation” with Iran brought down the aircraft.
“I think if there were no tensions, if there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would be right now home with their families,” Trudeau told Global News television.
"If there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would be right now home with their families.” @JustinTrudeau now says it's @realDonaldTrump's fault that Iran shot down a plane with nearly 200 passengers, including 57 Canadians.https://t.co/OOtWJOVgZ0
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 14, 2020
“This is something that happens when you have conflict and war. Innocents bear the brunt of it and it is a reminder why all of us need to work so hard on de-escalation, moving forward to reduce tensions and find a pathway that doesn’t involve further conflict and killing,” Trudeau continued.
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Source: New York Post
TRUDEAU HANGS ON: Canadian Prime Minister Wins Second Term, Loses Majority in Parliament
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 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