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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds events in B.C. Tuesday |

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds events in B.C. Tuesday  |

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is still in B.C. Tuesday and is expected to make a few announcements.

At 11 a.m. he will be on Bowen Island and is expected to make an announcement about protecting the oceans.

Then in the afternoon, he will be in North Vancouver with an announcement that is expected to revolve around shipbuilding.

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Prime Minister Trudeau visits Summerland orchard during Okanagan tour

Prime Minister Trudeau visits Summerland orchard during Okanagan tour

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes several stops in the Okanagan

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Trudeau was in the Central Okanagan for a quick visit on Monday, making several stops along the tour. This was also the prime minister’s first time in Kelowna, B.C., since 2017.

Trudeau kept things quiet leading up to his Okanagan tour and did not make himself available to speak with local media.

The first stop on his agenda was a visit to a children’s day camp in Lake Country, where he spent some time interacting with the kids, making crafts with them and playing outside.

The second stop of the day for Canada’s leader was in Kelowna at the BC Tree Fruits packing house, where he was given a tour of the packing and storage facility to see the ins and outs of the operation.

Trudeau also took time to pose for a few selfies with the employees at the packing house, and before he left, he made sure to stop inside the BC Tree Fruits store to purchase some ripe B.C. cherries.

— with files from Jayden Wasney and Jasmine King

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UK Sports Minister participates in draw for lawn bowls events at Birmingham 2022

Nigel Huddleston took part in the draw for several medal events for lawn bowls and Para lawn bowls ©Birmingham 2022

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Prime Minister Trudeau to attend Calgary Stampede events

Prime Minister Trudeau to attend Calgary Stampede events

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to make a stop in Calgary to attend several events, including a trip to the grounds on Sunday morning.

Organizers of Calgary Skyview MP George Chahal’s Stampede breakfast say he is scheduled to make a brief appearance at the event at the Genesis Centre.

The free in-person event, located at 7555 Falconridge Blvd. N.E., will serve pancakes, halal and vegetarian sausages along with chai and coffee to guests. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The breakfast runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Trudeau will then be visiting the Calgary Stampede at 10:30 a.m. and later appear at a fundraising event in Calgary at 1 p.m., where he is expected to make a speech.


While many of the Conservative Party leader hopefuls, along with interim leader Candice Bergen, attended a breakfast on Saturday morning, the party held its own annual event at Heritage Park later in the day.

Four of the people running for leadership were allowed to make remarks at the event, which was well attended by many of the party’s faithful.

The Conservative Party says it has approximately 675,000 members – the most its ever had – and has raised $11.5 million during the latest leadership campaign.

Bergen says Conservatives need to return to power in Canada and take pride in what they have done in the past.

“We are the party that built Canada and continues to build Canada,” she told supporters. “From Confederation to the railway to the Bill of Rights to a national pension plan to universal child care benefits, these are all Conservative ideas that became policy for the country of Canada.

“We need to be very proud of that.”

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Chronology of major events related to former Prime Minister Abe

Chronology of major events related to former Prime Minister Abe

The following is a chronology of major events related to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was shot by a gunman Friday in western Japan.

Sept. 21, 1954 — Born in Tokyo.

April 1979 — Begins working at Kobe Steel Ltd.

Nov. 1982 — Begins working as a secretary for his father Shintaro Abe, then foreign minister.

July 18, 1993 — Elected to the House of Representatives.

Sept. 21, 2003 — Becomes the secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party.

Oct. 31, 2005 — Becomes chief Cabinet secretary under then Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.

Sept. 20, 2006 — Becomes president of the LDP after its leadership election.

Sept. 26 — Appointed as Japan’s 90th prime minister.

July 29, 2007 — Presides over the LDP’s crushing defeat in the House of Councillors election.

Sept. 12 — Announces his intention to resign as prime minister.

Sept. 26, 2012 — Returns to the LDP presidency after its leadership election.

Dec. 16 — Oversees the LDP’s regaining of a majority in the lower house election.

Dec. 26 — Takes office as Japan’s 96th prime minister.

Dec. 26, 2013 — Visits war-linked Yasukuni Shrine, becoming first prime minister to do so in seven years, triggering criticism from Japan’s neighbors and disappointment by the United States.

Dec. 24, 2014 — Appointed as Japan’s 97th prime minister.

Sept. 19, 2015 — Japan enacts security legislation aimed at expanding the scope of the Self-Defense Forces’ operations overseas.

May 27, 2016 — U.S. President Barack Obama visits Hiroshima with Abe.

May 3, 2017 — Abe unveils a plan to seek a first-ever change to the pacifist Constitution.

Nov. 1 — Appointed as Japan’s 98th prime minister.

March 28, 2018 — Abe apologizes after the Finance Ministry falsified documents related to the heavily discounted sale of state land to school operator Moritomo Gakuen, linked to his wife.

Sept. 20 — Secures a third consecutive term as LDP leader.

Nov. 14 — Abe and Russian President Vladimir Putin agree to accelerate talks to conclude a peace treaty between the two countries, hampered by a long-standing territorial dispute.

Aug. 24, 2020 — Becomes Japan’s longest-serving prime minister in terms of consecutive days in office.

Aug. 28, 2020 — Announces resignation as prime minister due to a flare-up of his chronic intestinal disease.

Nov. 11, 2021 — Becomes head of the LDP’s largest faction.

July 8, 2022 — Attacked by a gunman in Nara Prefecture.

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Media Advisory: Minister Davis to Attend Electric Vehicle Event – News Releases

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The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will attend an electric vehicle presentation and demo tomorrow (Friday, June 10), hosted by Drive Electric NL.

The event takes place at Gonzaga High School, 20 Smithville Crescent, St. John’s, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

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Turkey summons German, French envoys over Kurdish militant events, minister says

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ANKARA — The German and French ambassadors to Ankara were summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry to protest events organized by Kurdish militants in those countries, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.

Speaking to state-run Anadolu news agency, Cavusoglu said the ambassadors were told of Turkey’s discomfort with the events organized by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

Separately, Turkey has said it opposes Sweden and Finland’s bids to join NATO over what Ankara calls its harboring of Kurdish militants in those countries, and also over their arms export ban. (Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Editing by Jonathan Spicer)

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Israeli police will investigate ‘events’ surrounding funeral of Palestinian journalist: Minister – ABC17NEWS

Israeli police will investigate 'events' surrounding funeral of Palestinian journalist: Minister - ABC17NEWS

By Abeer Salman, Celine Alkhaldi and Colin McCullough, CNN

Israeli police say they will hold an investigation “into the events that ensued during the funeral” procession of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday.

“Unfortunately, during the course of the funeral, severe violent events unfolded on the part of those participating that worsened the situation on the ground,” Israeli Minister of Public Security Omer Bar-Lev said in a statement to CNN.

“The investigative team appointed by Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai and headed by Brigadier General Anna Ben Mordechai — a seasoned commander who is familiar with the area in which the funeral took place — will hold a comprehensive investigation into what happened during the funeral over the next day, in order to produce lessons from the incident. These lessons will be presented to the police commissioner and then to me,” he added.

Israeli police came under criticism following Friday’s procession, in which television footage showed officers striking mourners with batons, forcibly taking down Palestinian flags, and arresting individuals carrying the flag. One video released by the Israeli police shows officers ripping Palestinian flags off the hearse carrying Abu Akleh’s coffin.

The Jerusalem Magistrate Court ruled in September 2021 that flying the Palestinian flag is not a criminal offense in Israel. Nevertheless, CNN witnessed the arrest of at least two individuals carrying a flag during Abu Akleh’s procession.

“Flying the Palestinian flag does not constitute an offense under Israeli law,” Israeli Knesset member Ahmad Tibi told CNN on Friday.

“When Omer Bar-Lev was appointed as Israel’s Public Security Minister, he issued a directive limiting confiscation of Palestinian flags from demonstrators to cases where there is an immediate risk of disturbance of the peace. But what the police are doing directly opposes the minister’s orders…What we see is flag-phobia of the Palestinian flag,” he added.

When asked by CNN to clarify the reason for the taking down of Palestinian flags and the arrest of individuals carrying the flag, Israel’s police force responded with a statement, which was also shared publicly on its Twitter account.

“Israel Police prepared yesterday to facilitate a calm and dignified funeral for journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and had coordinated the funeral arrangements with her family. Unfortunately, hundreds of rioters tried to sabotage the ceremony and harm the police,” read the statement.

“Israel Police supports its police officers, but as a professional organization that seeks to learn and improve, it will also draw lessons from the incident,” it added.

On Friday, mourners carried Abu Akleh’s coffin out of the St. Joseph hospital in East Jerusalem, where her body remained until the burial, but were met with strong resistance from Israeli police who compelled them to transport the body by car. A flash bomb and tear gas were fired, according to CNN reporters.

The 51-year-old Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist was a prominent voice across the Arab world, delivering what many said was “the voice of Palestinian suffering” and their “aspirations of freedom.”

“She made a huge impact on Palestine and all the people. She left her fingerprint on everyone’s heart,” Lareen Abu Akleh, Shireen’s niece told CNN.

Nafisa Khwais, a Palestinian woman who considered herself a mother figure to Shireen, told CNN that she had spent all night at the funeral home where people came to mourn the veteran journalist.

“Shireen is my daughter. Her parents died, but we are all her parents. We are all her family,” Khwais said.

“Two weeks ago, she hid me behind her back when clashes erupted by Damascus Gate, and said to me: ‘Mother, come here. I’m so worried about you’ and handed me a bottle of water. I loved Shireen. She was the voice of all Palestinians,” she said.

Friday’s events prompted global reactions by various officials who said they were “shocked” by what they had seen.

“We were deeply troubled by the images of Israeli police intruding into the funeral procession of Palestinian American Shireen Abu Akleh. Every family deserves to lay their loved ones to rest in a dignified and unimpeded manner,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a post on Twitter on Friday.

A senior State Department official said later that Blinken had spoken to the journalist’s family and expressed his condolences while en route to an informal meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin, Germany.

Blinken offered “his deep condolences for their loss,” the official said. Blinken also offered the continued support of the State Department team in Jerusalem to their family and noted the importance of a free and independent press, the official said.

Norway’s Ambassador to Israel, Kåre R. Aas, said in a tweet that he was “shocked by the violent conduct of Israeli police forces during the funeral procession” adding that “such disproportionate force is inappropriate and unacceptable.”

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Minister McEntee launches justice sector programme of commemorative events for 2022-2024 as part of the Decade of Centenaries’ Programme

The Decade of Centenaries Programme is an ongoing programme of commemoration of the period from 1912 to 1923. The justice sector commemorations programme is part of the recently published, cross-government Decade of Centenaries 2022 Programme co-ordinated by Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

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Prime Minister co-convenes the Stand Up for Ukraine pledging event

Prime Minister co-convenes the Stand Up for Ukraine pledging event

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau co-convened the Stand Up for Ukraine pledging event with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, with the participation of the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, in a worldwide show of solidarity with Ukraine, and in partnership with international advocacy organization Global Citizen.

Today’s event was the culmination of a global social media rally supported by Global Citizen and in response to an urgent call from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for the international community to mobilize additional support for people fleeing war in Ukraine. The campaign raised over $12.4 billion in pledges to support Ukrainian refugees and address the humanitarian crisis.

The Prime Minister today announced an additional $100 million in humanitarian support to respond to the worsening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and neighbouring countries, helping to provide added emergency health services, including trauma care, protection, and necessities such as shelter, water, and food. These funds will be allocated to experienced humanitarian partners who are best positioned to reach those most in need, quickly and efficiently. With today’s announcement, Canada has provided $245 million since January 2022 in humanitarian assistance to respond to the impacts the conflict in Ukraine.

The Prime Minister today also announced a series of measures to make it easier for Ukrainians fleeing Putin’s illegal war to come to Canada including:

  • Targeted charter flights to Canada for Ukrainians;
  • Short-term income support to ensure basic needs are met; and
  • Temporary hotel accommodation for up to two weeks.

These new measures will help more Ukrainians take advantage of the dedicated Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) program, while also providing relief to European partners who are currently supporting displaced Ukrainians. 

In March, Canada launched the CUAET, a special, accelerated temporary residence pathway for Ukrainians seeking safe haven in Canada while the war in their home country continues. The CUAET is the fastest and most efficient way for Ukrainians and their families to come to Canada, as this new measure streamlines current visa and travel requirements, eliminates most application and processing fees, and offers accelerated, prioritized processing. Since launching last month, Canada has already approved over 30,000 applications for those seeking to come to Canada under the CUAET.

A number of other measures have also been implemented to assist those implicated by the war, including the prioritized processing of Canadian passport and travel documents, citizenship proofs, and permanent resident, temporary resident visa, student and work permit applications from Ukrainian nationals in Ukraine. We have also waived visa application and work and study permit fees for all Ukrainian nationals and their family members.

In Budget 2022, Canada announced more than $1.2 billion in direct contributions in support of Ukraine and its people, in addition to an offer of up to $1.6 billion in loan support for the Ukrainian government.

The Government of Canada continues to work around the clock to help Ukrainians and their families.


“Today, we raised over $12.4 billion in pledges to continue supporting the Ukrainian people who have been displaced by Putin’s ongoing and unjustifiable war. Whether it’s food, water, shelter, or medical aid – we will continue to have your backs and provide the assistance you need at this time. We are also making it easier for Ukrainians fleeing the war to come to Canada. We are standing up for Ukraine.”

The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Quick Facts

  • Canada is also providing over 345,000 essential relief items such as blankets, mattresses, etc. from Canada’s National Emergency Strategic Stockpile to help respond to humanitarian needs in Ukraine and the region. These items were specifically requested by our partners and are being dispatched to Ukraine and neighbouring countries.
  • With today’s announcement, Canada has provided $245 million in humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. Of this, $145 million has been allocated to United Nations organizations, the Red Cross Movement and to non-governmental organizations.
  • Canada invested an additional $117 million to implement new immigration measures to welcome those fleeing the war in Ukraine.
  • Canada is also offering temporary federal support to help Ukrainians settle in their new communities, including:
    • language training;
    • information about and orientation to life in Canada, such as help with enrolling children in school;
    • information and services to help access the labour market, including mentoring, networking, counselling, skills development and training;
    • activities that promote connections with communities;
    • assessments of other needs Ukrainians may have and referrals to appropriate agencies;
    • services targeted to the needs of women, seniors, youth and LGBTQ2+ persons; and
    • other settlement supports available through the Settlement Program.
  • The federal government will continue to work closely with our provincial and territorial partners, who have been welcoming and supporting Ukrainians arriving in their jurisdictions.

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