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PM: UN Peacekeeping Mission Possible in 2017, Even Though Canada Mum on Details

PM: UN Peacekeeping Mission Possible in 2017, Even Though Canada Mum on Details

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for a weekend meeting of the national caucus on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Saturday, March 25, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not ruling out sending troops to a peacekeeping mission this year, even though Canada has not yet told the United Nations what it is up to.

“We have a difficult history in Africa as peacekeepers and we need to make sure that when we embark on any . . . military mission, we make the right decisions about what we’re going to do, how we’re going to do it, and the kind of impact we’re going to have on the ground and on Canadians,” Trudeau said Saturday.

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Trudeau Says Legalized Pot Will Keep Youth Safe, Take Money from Gangs

Trudeau Says Legalized Pot Will Keep Youth Safe, Take Money from Gangs

By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau enjoys a morning run with members of the Canadian Forces at CFB Esquimalt in Esquimalt, B.C., on Thursday, March 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

ESQUIMALT, B.C. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says regulating the sale of marijuana will protect young people and take money away from criminal gangs, but the government is drawing the line at pot when it comes to legalizing illicit drugs.

The federal government’s approach on marijuana has two goals, Trudeau said Thursday during a visit to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt in the Victoria area.

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Letters from Students Prompt Trudeau’s Visit to Winnipeg School

Letters from Students Prompt Trudeau’s Visit to Winnipeg School

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The city of vancouver is shown in the background as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours a tugboat in Vancouver Harbour, Tuesday, Dec.20, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

WINNIPEG — Letters written by students at Robert H. Smith School to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prompted the visit scheduled for later today.

Students took part in a letter-writing project last December and invited the PM to talk to students about active citizenship and leadership.

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Trudeau in Winnipeg Thursday for Town Hall

Trudeau in Winnipeg Thursday for Town Hall

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a town hall in Sherbrooke, Que. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

WINNIPEG — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will land in Winnipeg later this week for a town hall as part of his cross-Canada tour.

Trudeau will speak at the University of Winnipeg’s Duckworth Centre at 3:30 p.m. The original plan was for Trudeau to attend the Caboto Centre on Wilkes Avenue, but an overwhelming demand for tickets required a larger venue.

His grassroots tour is to allow Trudeau the opportunity to “remain connected with Canadians and engage with them across the country, at home in their communities.”

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Language Complaints Filed Over Trudeau’s French Answers to English Questions

Language Complaints Filed Over Trudeau’s French Answers to English Questions

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a town hall in Sherbrooke, Que. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages has received nine complaints related to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s French-only answers to English questions at a public meeting in Quebec. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

OTTAWA – The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages has received nine complaints related to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s French-only answers to English questions at a public meeting in Quebec.

Spokesman Nelson Kalil said Thursday the office is launching an investigation into the complaints.

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Trudeau Aims to Connect with Canadians in Coffee Shops, Church Basements

Trudeau Aims to Connect with Canadians in Coffee Shops, Church Basements

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

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The city of vancouver is shown in the background as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tours a tugboat in Vancouver Harbour, Tuesday, Dec.20, 2016. Trudeau is planning to embark on a campaign-style tour, talking to average folks at coffee shops and church basements across the country. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is ringing in the new year with a determined effort to re-establish his connection with grassroots Canadians after closing out 2016 amid accusations of kowtowing to wealthy donors at elite Liberal fundraisers.

Trudeau is planning to embark on a campaign-style tour, talking to average folks at coffee shops and church basements across the country.

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Progress Report on Justin Trudeau’s Election Campaign Promises, One Year Later

Progress Report on Justin Trudeau’s Election Campaign Promises, One Year Later

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rises dueing Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA – When it comes to keeping promises, Canadians know full well that politicians are not at all like Horton, the Dr. Seuss character who “meant what I said and I said what I meant: an elephant’s faithful, 100 per cent.”

They make many promises to win elections, but often find it impossible to deliver on them once they take office.

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Trudeau in Winnipeg: PM Meets with Country’s Big City Mayors

Trudeau in Winnipeg: PM Meets with Country’s Big City Mayors

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets delegates at the 2016 Liberal Biennial Convention in Winnipeg, Saturday, May 28, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Winnipeg today as the second day of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ 2016 Annual Conference and Tradeshow gets underway.

Trudeau will meet with Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman at 8 a.m. for a photo-op at the RBC Convention Centre before delivering remarks at the conference at 9 a.m.

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PETA to Protest Trudeau at Liberal Convention in Winnipeg

PETA to Protest Trudeau at Liberal Convention in Winnipeg

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PETA plans to protest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Winnipeg on Saturday to encourage him to end federal subsidies of the commercial seal slaughter. (LEIGH VOGEL / PETA)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be the focus of a protest by PETA on Saturday when he’s in Winnipeg.

Holding a sign urging, “Trudeau: End Canada’s Commercial Seal Slaughter,” a PETA member wearing a seal costume will protest outside the Liberal Party of Canada’s Biennial Convention.

“For years, the Canadian government has poured millions in taxpayer dollars into a failing industry that shoots, bludgeons, and skins seals,” said PETA senior vice-president of campaigns Dan Mathews.

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