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Canada's Trudeau grilled on efforts to turn back asylum seekers

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his ministers faced questions in parliament on Tuesday a day after Reuters reported that Canada wants the legal authority to turn back thousands of asylum seekers crossing the border illegally.

A Canadian official familiar with the matter told Reuters that Canada wants to amend a bilateral agreement to allow it to block border-crossing refugee claimants but that the United States is not cooperating.

Under the Safe Third Country Agreement, or STCA, asylum seekers who arrive at a formal Canada-U.S. border crossing going in either direction are turned back and told to apply for asylum in the first country they arrived in.

Canada wants the agreement rewritten to apply to the entire border.

More than 26,000 asylum seekers have crossed illegally into Canada from the United States to file refugee claims in the past 15 months, walking over ditches and on empty roads along the world’s longest undefended border.

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Can you believe this? After lecturing the United States on its immigration policies, Trudeau now wants to do what he criticized us for. I hope they don't cooperate with him on that one.

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Trudeau government cools on asylum seekers as numbers from US rise

The Canadian government has sharpened its tone towards asylum seekers, warning that simply making it across the border is not a “free ticket” to Canada as the number of migrants crossing from the US continues to rise.

Since the election of Donald Trump, growing numbers of asylum seekers have been entering Canada by foot, driven by fears over the US president’s approach to immigration.

Last year more than 20,000 people entered Canada at remote, unguarded locations along the border, sometimes braving freezing temperatures, fields of waist-deep snow and icy ditches. Doing so allows migrants to skirt a longstanding pact that bars most refugee claimants in the US from applying for asylum in Canada.

The flow of people shows little sign of abating, with 7,300 people entering Canada irregularly this year – more than double the number of those who made the journey in the first four months of 2017.

This week, Canadian officials sought to tone down the welcoming image they have cultivated since coming to power, offering instead a blunt warning to those considering making the crossing into Canada.

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Trudeau should be happy anyone even wants to go up into Canada, so let's be honest.

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Trudeau regrets Trump’s decision to withdraw from Iran nuclear agreement

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has delivered a thinly veiled rebuke to the Trump administration and Israel over their opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, setting the stage for a divisive G7 summit next month.

Trudeau said he regrets President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 agreement that was negotiated by the world’s major powers.

“We will respect the capacity of individual countries to make their decisions about foreign policy,” Trudeau said Wednesday.

“But for Canada’s purpose, we make our decisions around foreign policy here in Ottawa, not in Washington, not elsewhere.”

Last week, a senior Israeli intelligence official was in Ottawa to garner support for his government’s opposition to the Iran agreement.

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I remember not long ago how Canada wasn't prepared for North Korea's ability to launch nuclear weapons, then cried for help from the United States about it.

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Trudeau visits Edmonton temple ahead of infrastructure announcements

Wearing a head scarf and suit, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an appearance at Gurdwara Millwoods in southeast Edmonton Monday.

Hundreds packed the temple to witness the brief event with Trudeau, who did not make any public statements. He gave a food bank donation, was presented with a kirpan — a ceremonial dagger worn by Sikhs — and served food to attendees.

The visit comes while closed-door talks on the Trans Mountain pipeline between Kinder Morgan and the federal and provincial governments continue. 

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Trudeau is still doing these fake religious acts while up in Canada? How embarrassing for his country.

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Justin Trudeau’s appallingly dishonest speech to NYU

As is common among sheltered men of extreme privilege, when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attempts to share relatable thoughts on modern life, his words tend to expose a speaker who has no actual familiarity with social trends but has clearly been briefed to their existence. The commencement speech he delivered Wednesday at New York University is a classic study of an obliviously cloistered poseur trying desperately to feign compliance with current fashions. A belabored reference to Pokémon Go was the least of it.

Trudeau — or whatever team of speechwriters and handlers who do the heavy thinking on his behalf — seems broadly aware that North America is mired in a state of intense sociopolitical polarization, and that amid all this shouting and anger, it is the role of great minds to reassert the case for virtues of free speech and intellectual diversity.

Such was the tone Trudeau’s NYU speech correspondingly struck, with tender protestations to “let yourself be vulnerable to another point of view” accompanied by rote denunciations of accompanying sins. One must not “cocoon ourselves in an ideological, social or intellectual bubble,” he implored, or “engage only with people with whom we already agree,” but instead “fight our tribal mind-set” and the dreaded “identity politics.”

To be sure, these are good sentiments. Unfortunately, there is no evidence whatsoever that Trudeau takes them seriously in the context where his opinions most matter: his performance as Canada’s ruler.

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Trudeau is telling a bunch of brainwashed liberal graduates to somehow keep an open mind about things? Is he this clueless about U.S. politics too?

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Is Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologizing too often?

Standing before Parliament this month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he would be making an official apology on behalf of all Canadians for an event for which no living Canadian is responsible. In May 1939, four months before the outbreak of war in Europe, the MS St. Louis — a transatlantic luxury liner carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees — left Germany in search of a country that would take in its passengers. Due to immigration policies based on domestic political realities, rather than humanitarian grounds, the ship was first denied entry to Cuba, then the U.S., and finally Canada. With the ship just two days from Halifax, it was forced to return to Europe, where an estimated 254 of its passengers would die in the Holocaust.

“We failed not only those passengers but their descendants and community,” Trudeau told Parliament, adding that he hoped the apology, for which a date has not yet been determined, would compel Canadians “to acknowledge this difficult truth, learn from this story and continue to fight against anti-Semitism every day.”

The government’s apology for turning away the St. Louis will mark the fifth time since being sworn in as prime minister in 2015 that Trudeau has issued an official apology for one of Canada’s historical ­misdeeds.

And its announcement has provoked a strange debate in a country known for its propensity to apologize: Is the prime minister saying “sorry” too often?

“I think it’s worth apologizing for it, but you can have dilution in recognition when you start apologizing, apologizing, apologizing,” Marilyn Gladu, a Conservative lawmaker, told the Canadian Press. “It makes it less special.” She said that she feared the prime minister’s apologies were becoming a “show” and that her constituents were growing suspicious and skeptical of the sincerity of this wave of national ­self-flagellation.

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Who is going to apologize for Justin Trudeau kicking away immigrants from the border in fifty years?

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Say hello to Justin Trudeau, the world's newest oil executive

The Canadian prime minister presents himself as a climate hero. By promising to nationalise the Kinder Morgan pipeline, he reveals his true self.

Justin Trudeau’s government announced on Tuesday that it would nationalize the Kinder Morgan pipeline running from the tar sands of Alberta to the tidewater of British Columbia. It will fork over at least $4.5bn in Canadian taxpayers’ money for the right to own a 60-year-old pipe that springs leaks regularly, and for the right to push through a second pipeline on the same route – a proposal that has provoked strong opposition.

That opposition has come from three main sources. First are many of Canada’s First Nations groups, who don’t want their land used for this purpose without their permission, and who fear the effects of oil spills on the oceans and forests they depend on. Second are the residents of Canada’s west coast, who don’t want hundreds of additional tankers plying the narrow inlets around Vancouver on the theory that eventually there’s going to be an oil spill. And third are climate scientists, who point out that even if Trudeau’s pipeline doesn’t spill oil into the ocean, it will spill carbon into the atmosphere.

Lots of carbon: Trudeau told oil executives last year that “no country would find 173bn barrels of oil in the ground and just leave it there”. We know now how history will remember Justin Trudeau: not as a dreamy progressive, but as one more pathetic employee of the richest, most reckless industry in the planet’s history.

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That's what you get for trusting him, lol.

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Justin Trudeau Denies Groping Female Reporter at Festival in 2000

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been forced to deny groping a young female reporter at a music festival in 2000 after a report about the alleged incident resurfaced online this week.

The allegation was first published in an editorial in the Creston Valley Advance, a local newspaper in British Columbia, in August 2000. Photos of the editorial were widely shared on social media this week and gained further attention after being published by Breitbart on Thursday. The editorial accuses Trudeau of “inappropriately handling” and “groping” the young reporter, then reportedly telling her: “I’m sorry. If I had known you were reporting for a national paper, I never would have been so forward.”

In a statement issued Thursday, a spokesperson for Trudeau said: “He remembers being in Creston for the Avalanche Foundation, but doesn’t think he had any negative interactions there.”

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This one must have happened before Trudeau turned into a feminist.

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On groping allegation, Trudeau ducks the rules he set

So why has a groping allegation against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unspooled in such slow motion?

The prime minister’s laconic response to this, the ‘I can’t remember, so it’ll go away,’ posture has only invited greater scrutiny.

But something appears to have happened, and the way Trudeau has responded is too much 2000 and not enough 2018. This is especially troubling coming from him because he is breaking rules he has set himself.

This much is known.

Trudeau, then a school teacher known best as the son of a former prime minister, attended a beer-fuelled festival in Creston, B.C., in August 2000 and pictures of the then 28-year-old future prime minister showed he was having a heck of a good time.

He is alleged to have groped a reporter from the Creston Valley Advance who was also reporting for the Vancouver Sun and the National Post.

The woman was sufficiently distressed that she penned an editorial in her local paper. It began with what she characterized as an apology from Trudeau: “I’m sorry. If I had known you were reporting for a national paper I would never have been so forward.”

That response from Trudeau, if true, could not be more tone deaf. It implies that had she been just a small town note-taker, Trudeau might have seen things differently.

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So many Canadians never mention their own Prime Minister groping and holding him accountable.

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