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Refugee System Isn’t for Those Seeking Better Economic Life: Trudeau

Refugee System Isn’t for Those Seeking Better Economic Life: Trudeau

By Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes questions from the audience following his Symons Lecture speech at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, P.E.I., on Thursday, Nov 23, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Rochford)

OTTAWA – Would-be Canadians need more than just a desire for a better economic future if they expect to be granted refugee status in this country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

Trudeau, speaking at an event in Charlottetown, pointed to the case of 6,300 Haitians who have crossed illegally into Canada from the U.S. in recent months to request asylum. Statistics released this week show that of the 298 Haitian cases that had been heard by the end of October, only 29 were granted protection.

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Trudeau Announces $35M for Canada’s Diversity Gardens at Assiniboine Park

Trudeau Announces $35M for Canada’s Diversity Gardens at Assiniboine Park

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with daughter Ella-Grace, arrives at Assiniboine Park on Saturday, July 29, 2017. (APC / FACEBOOK)
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Canada’s Diversity Gardens is a $75 million project planned for Assiniboine Park. (APC / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Aside from his duties at Friday’s Canada Summer Games opening ceremonies, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau came with a $35 million gift for Assiniboine Park.

Trudeau made the funding announcement Saturday towards Canada’s Diversity Gardens, a $75 million project scheduled to open in late 2019.

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Trudeau to Attend Canada Summer Games Opening Ceremonies

Trudeau to Attend Canada Summer Games Opening Ceremonies

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kayaks on the Niagara River in Niagara-on-the Lake, Ont., on Monday, June 5, 2017. Trudeau will attend the 2017 Canada Summer Games opening ceremonies in Winnipeg on Friday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

WINNIPEG — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is one of the thousands of visitors arriving in Winnipeg this week for the start of the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Before flying in Friday afternoon, the prime minister will receive a boat tour of Lake of the Woods in Kenora, Ontario, where rowing competitions will be held.

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Trudeau Talks Sex Appeal, Politics on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ in Niagara Falls

Trudeau Talks Sex Appeal, Politics on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’ in Niagara Falls

By David Friend, The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kayaks on the Niagara River in Niagara-on-the Lake, Ont., on Monday, June 5, 2017. Trudeau was promoting World Environment Day. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gamely bantered about his sex appeal, his thoughts on Canada’s relationship with the U.S., and how he’d like to see a woman lead the country as he appeared on “Live with Kelly and Ryan” on Monday.

Trudeau was the first sitting Canadian prime minister to appear on the long-running American daytime TV show, which was visiting Niagara Falls, Ont., for two episodes.

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Mayors Press Trudeau Liberals for Help to Handle Legalized Marijuana

Mayors Press Trudeau Liberals for Help to Handle Legalized Marijuana

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the Federation of Canadian Municipalities conference in Ottawa, Friday June 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – The mayors of Canada’s biggest cities say they need a slice of the tax windfall from legal marijuana to cover what they describe as significant costs associated with enforcing a signature initiative from the federal Liberals.

They raised their concerns with cabinet ministers this week, pressing the case that some tax revenues from sale of the drug must filter down to cover costs associated with land-use issues, business licensing applications and enforcement once the purchase, sale and recreational use of the drug is no longer illegal.

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Trudeau Says Governments Must Find a Lasting Solution to Opioid Epidemic

Trudeau Says Governments Must Find a Lasting Solution to Opioid Epidemic

By The Canadian Press

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says governments won’t rest until they turn the tide on a rising opioid epidemic.

Health officials and political leaders have been sounding the alarm about a dramatic spike in opioid deaths across Canada — the focus of a national summit in Ottawa last fall that pulled together experts from across the country.

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RCMP Charge Alberta Woman with Threatening Sophie Gregoire Trudeau

RCMP Charge Alberta Woman with Threatening Sophie Gregoire Trudeau

By The Canadian Press

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Sophie Gregoire Trudeau smiles during the Harry Jerome Awards held in Mississauga, Ont., on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Police have charged a woman in southern Alberta with making online threats against the prime minister’s wife and the Canadian government. RCMP Cpl. Hal Turnbull said investigators were able to trace the social media account and link it to an address in Lethbridge. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov)

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. – Police have charged a woman in southern Alberta with making online threats against the prime minister’s wife and the Canadian government.

RCMP Cpl. Hal Turnbull said investigators were able to trace the social media account and link it to an address in Lethbridge.

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Trudeau Gets Called a Scumbag at a Winnipeg News Conference on Child Care

Trudeau Gets Called a Scumbag at a Winnipeg News Conference on Child Care

By The Canadian Press

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Heckler Josh Sigurdson is escorted out of the room as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a YMCA-YWCA day care centre in Winnipeg, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Trudeau was in Winnipeg to highlight their plan to spend $7 billion over 10 years to create more child care spaces across Canada. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Justin Trudeau’s news conference at a Winnipeg daycare was interrupted by a protester who called the prime minister a scumbag.

Staff from the Prime Minister’s Office say the man gained entry to the event claiming to be a member of the “world alternative media.”

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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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