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Trudeau’s Canada, Again
With support from President Obama and the legacy of his father on his side, Justin Trudeau sets out to redefine what it means to be Canadian.
Canada welcomes first Syrian refugees
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was at Toronto's airport to greet the Syrian refugees, saying "We will all remember this day" (AFP Photo/Geoff Robins)
Ottawa (AFP) - Canada welcomed 163 Syrian refugees, taking in the first of a planned 25,000 in a matter of months and promising them a better life as they flee their country's horrific war.
The refugees arrived just weeks after Canada's newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his country would pull its fighter jets from a US-led coalition targeting Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria.
Trudeau and several members of his Liberal government were on hand to greet the Syrians as they arrived on a troop transport plane in Toronto.
Dozens of volunteers, interpreters and immigration officials helped the Syrians through the formalities of admission and gave them blankets, snow boots and other welcome gifts.
Over the course of the day, good samaritans came to the airport to donate winter clothes and try to greet the Syrians who had set out from Beirut.
"Tonight they step off the plane as refugees. But they walk out of this terminal as permanent residents of Canada with social insurance numbers, with health cards and with an opportunity to become full Canadians," Trudeau said. <SNIP>
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that Canada will drop its visa requirement for Mexican visitors as of December 2016.
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Mexico president urges North American integration after Brexit
AFP•June 27, 2016
Ottawa (AFP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Monday called for greater integration with Canada and the United States in the wake of Britain's vote to split with the European Union.
Nieto, who spoke during a stopover in Quebec City, is scheduled to attend a North American leaders summit in Ottawa on Wednesday with his US and Canadian counterparts.
The three countries are economic partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and work closely on security matters.
At Wednesday's summit, the leaders are expected to announce joint energy and environmental strategies, including matching renewable energy targets.
"The purpose of this visit is to renew our bilateral relationship, to give it new life, to find ways to advance the prosperity and competitiveness of North America," Pena Nieto said.
"I think what is happening elsewhere in the world invites us to strengthen our strategic alliance and especially to be much more inclusive," he said in response to questions about the so-called Brexit decision.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and US President Barack Obama had both called on Britain to stay in the EU. <snip>
Justin Trudeau Meets Justin Trudeau, the Baby Syrian Refugee Named After Him
The baby, named Justin-Trudeau Adam Bilal, met the prime minister at an event in Calgary on Saturday. Adam Scotti, Trudeau's photographer, posted the image on Twitter.
............Adam Scotti Verified account
.@JustinTrudeau met Justin-Trudeau Adam Bilal in #Calgary today. Background: https://www.google.ca/amp/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4103300 … #cdnpoli
https://twitter.com/AdamScotti/status/8 ... 9299664896
Hammoud, the baby's mother, told CBC she was initially taken aback when her husband suggested the name when their son was born in May, but quickly warmed up to it. "When he says that, I smile a little bit, a small smile, then I says, 'Yes, there is no problem, it will be like a small thank you for Justin Trudeau," she told the Canadian news outlet.
The family fled Syria six years ago, and arrived in Canada last February. <snip>
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Justin Trudeau appears on our latest cover. The Canadian prime minister is trying to Make Canada Great Again, using, let us say, different methods. Read the story in full below.
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