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Trudeau government survives confidence vote
Trudeau government survives confidence vote
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The conservative party had demanded a committee to investigate alleged government corruption. During the pandemic, contracts have allegedly been awarded unlawfully to persons close to Trudeau. The government had declared the application a matter of trust and the liberal Canadian government of Prime Minister Trudeau has survived the subsequent vote of confidence.

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Trudeau announces Covid-19 vaccines will be made available for free through the health-care system
Trudeau announces Covid-19 vaccines will be made available for free through the health-care system
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The Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has announced that all Covid-19 vaccines that will be approved in the future by Health Canada will be made available for free to all Canadians through the health-care system.

The government also indicated that first, the most vulnerable and essential workers should have access to a vaccine.

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Trudeau’s Liberal Party has reintroduced a bill to ban "gay conversion therapy"
Trudeau’s Liberal Party has reintroduced a bill to ban "gay conversion therapy"
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Trudeau’s Liberal Party has reintroduced a bill that would ban "gay conversion therapy", a pseudoscientific practise of trying to alter someone's sexual orientation or gender identity, on Thursday.

The legislation was previously introduced back in March before parliament had to close due to Covid-19.

"Conversion therapy is harmful, degrading, and has no place in Canada … I hope that all parties will do the right thing by supporting this bill," so PM Justin Trudeau on Thursday.

Climate & Environment
Prime Minister of Canada announces ban of single-use plastic by 2021
Prime Minister of Canada announces ban of single-use plastic by 2021
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The Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada will ban single-use plastic "such as plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks" in 2021 "and take other steps to reduce pollution from plastic products and packaging".

In a press release, the Government states that less than 10 percent of the plastic in Canada gets recycled and that by reducing plastic waste a reduction of "1.8 million tonnes of carbon pollution" could be achieved, as well as the creation of assumed 42,000 jobs and "billions of dollars in revenue" as a result of investments in new and innovative technologies.

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Trudeau turns down White House invitation to celebrate USMCA deal
Justin Trudeau in May 2020
Justin Trudeau in May 2020 Credit: Justin Trudeau – Prime Minister of Canada (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has turned down an invitation of the White House to celebrate the USMCA deal signed by the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement) is replacing NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement).

"We wish the United States and Mexico well at Wednesday’s meeting. While there were recent discussions about the possible participation of Canada, the prime minister will be in Ottawa this week for scheduled cabinet meetings and the long-planned sitting of parliament," so Trudeau's office.

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Canada suspends extraditions to Hong Kong
Canada suspends extraditions to Hong Kong
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the suspension of the Extradition Treaty between Hong Kong and Canada. This follows after China imposed the new security legislation onto Hong Kong. He stated that "we are also looking at additional measures, including around immigration". Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has also criticized Chinas as according to him the new security law "is a significant step back in terms of freedom and liberty".

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Justin Trudeau: Canadians watching U.S. in 'horror and consternation,'
Justin Trudeau during press conference
Justin Trudeau during press conference Credit: Twitter Reproduction

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was speechless when asked to respond to the use of force and tear gas against peaceful protesters outside the White House.

After a 21 second pause, Trudeau said: "We all watch in horror and consternation what's going on in the United States,".

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Canada unemployment rate hits 13% due to Covid-19 pandemic

The unemployment rate in Canada hits 13% due to the coronavirus lockdown, after three million jobs were cut in the last two monts. Only during the 1982 recession, there was a higher rate (13.1%).

"These numbers tell us what we already know: Canadians are hurting because of this pandemic. Everyone has their own story. But it all boils down to a very difficult time for a lot of people," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a daily briefing.

Law
Canada has banned assault weapons following mass shooting in Nova Scotia
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Credit: Goverment of Canada (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Justin Trudeau announced Friday that military-style assault weapons will be banned immediately, prohibiting the sale, transport, import and use of around 1,500 different weapon models.


The ban is the result of a mass shooting that took place in Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19, killing at least 22 people.

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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau announces that she has recovered from the coronavirus

In a Facebook post Sophie Grégoire Trudeau has announced that she has successfully recovered from the coronavirus. Her husband and prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has said that his family had self-isolated for the recommended 14-day quarantine period, but will continue to stay at home during the pandemic.