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Opposition Pushes for Inquiry in SNC-Lavalin Affair

Opposition Pushes for Inquiry in SNC-Lavalin Affair

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stands during question period in the House of Commons in West Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on February 5, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — Opposition parties are demanding Prime Minister Justin Trudeau call a public inquiry and waive solicitor-client privilege to get to the bottom of allegations that his office pressured the former attorney general not to prosecute a Canadian corporation.

MPs returned to the House of Commons Tuesday morning after a break week that saw the resignation of cabinet minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Trudeau’s principal secretary Gerald Butts.

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Trudeau’s Principal Secretary, Gerald Butts, Resigns Amid SNC-Lavalin Furor

Trudeau’s Principal Secretary, Gerald Butts, Resigns Amid SNC-Lavalin Furor

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves his office with his principal secretary Gerald Butts to attend an emergency cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Butts has resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office interfered to prevent criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA — Gerald Butts, Justin Trudeau’s principal secretary and long-time friend, has resigned amid allegations that the Prime Minister’s Office interfered to prevent a criminal prosecution of SNC-Lavalin.

In a statement, Butts unequivocally denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the office improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to help the Montreal engineering giant avoid a criminal case on corruption and bribery charges related to government contracts in Libya.

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Kentucky Canoe Outfit Borrows Photo of Trudeau Family to Market Business

Kentucky Canoe Outfit Borrows Photo of Trudeau Family to Market Business

By The Canadian Press

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A billboard showing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and their children Xavier and Ella-Grace, is seen in Kentucky in this recent handout photo. The last thing you might think you’d stumble onto on a rural road in central Kentucky is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Chances are many of the people who pass by the intersection where Mammoth Cave Road meets Old Mammoth Cave Road, don’t even notice that they did. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

OTTAWA — You might think the last thing you’d stumble onto on a rural road in central Kentucky is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Chances are many of the people who pass by the intersection where Mammoth Cave Road meets Old Mammoth Cave Road don’t even notice that they did.

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China Criticizes Trudeau’s Comments on Decision to Hand Down Death Penalty

China Criticizes Trudeau’s Comments on Decision to Hand Down Death Penalty

By The Canadian Press

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In this image taken from video footage run by China’s CCTV, Canadian Robert Lloyd Schellenberg attends his retrial at the Dalian Intermediate People’s Court in Dalian, northeastern China’s Liaoning province on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. (CCTV via AP)

BEIJING — China shot back at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday in expressing “strong dissatisfaction” with his criticism of a death sentence handed down to an alleged Canadian drug smuggler, while also cautioning its citizens about travelling to Canada.

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Tuesday that Trudeau should “respect the rule of law, respect China’s judicial sovereignty, correct mistakes and stop making irresponsible remarks.”

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Justin Trudeau to Make ‘Corner Gas Animated’ Cameo, Brent Butt Tweets

Justin Trudeau to Make ‘Corner Gas Animated’ Cameo, Brent Butt Tweets

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds an animation of himself as he speaks with actor Brent Butt in this undated handout photo. Justin Trudeau will follow in the footsteps of two previous prime ministers by appearing in an episode of “Corner Gas.” The show’s Facebook page said on Saturday that Trudeau will play himself on an episode of “Corner Gas Animated” when its second season debuts this spring on The Comedy Network. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Robert de Lint, Vérité Films)

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau will follow in the footsteps of two previous prime ministers by appearing in an episode of “Corner Gas.”

The show’s Facebook page said on Saturday that Trudeau will play himself on an episode of “Corner Gas Animated” when its second season debuts this spring on The Comedy Network.

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Liberals Reimburse Commons for Using PM’s Office in Fundraising video

Liberals Reimburse Commons for Using PM’s Office in Fundraising video

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responds to a few questions following a meeting with a group of businessmen in Longueuil, Que. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

OTTAWA — The Liberals will reimburse $500 to the House of Commons for using Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s parliamentary office to record a video pitch for donations to the party.

Liberal national director Azam Ishmael says the party is also offering to reimburse people who made donations linked to that video.

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Canada Signs onto New NAFTA Despite the Persistence of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Canada Signs onto New NAFTA Despite the Persistence of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right to left, participates in a signing ceremony for the new North American Free Trade Agreement with President of the United States Donald Trump and President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Signing on to a revamped NAFTA alleviates the serious economic uncertainty that lingered throughout the negotiating process, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday while flanked by U.S. President Donald Trump and outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto at a highly-anticipated formalizing of the trade pact in Buenos Aires.

Uncertainty would have only worsened and caused additional economic damage had the deal not been reached, Trudeau added.

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‘We Are Free:’ Churchill Celebrates Return of Train Service with Prime Minister

‘We Are Free:’ Churchill Celebrates Return of Train Service with Prime Minister

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Patricia Kandiurin burns an OmniTrax banner at a street party celebrating the opening of the repaired railway in Churchill, Manitoba Thursday, November 1, 2018. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Churchill today to announce the opening of the railway and the Port of Churchill. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CHURCHILL, Man. – Residents of Churchill crowded around a bonfire during a street party to celebrate the return of rail service and a visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the northern Manitoba town.

Patricia Kandiurin held a banner with the label of the rail line’s former owner, Denver-based Omnitrax, over the fire, slowly letting the flames destroy the white and black symbol as a nearby crowd cheered.

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