Prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, welcomed refugees and Muslim immigrants who were banned to enter the United States by President Donald Trump.
“To those fleeing persecution, terror & war. Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith,” said Trudeau, not failing to add that “Diversity is our strength”.
Though Canada and the US shared the same trademark agreements by the NAFTA, together with Mexico, the Canadian Prime Minister’s liberal foreign policies is in stark contrast to Trump’s most recent executive actions. A quick view on their Twitter accounts confirm the disparity between them.
While Trump insists on preaching extreme conservative measures, Trudeau condemns anti-semitism speech, urging people to pay close attention to historic events such Holocaust, and even promoting the hashtag #WelcometoCanada.
Moreover, Trudeau also confirmed that holders of Canadian passport and dual citizenship will not be affected by the ban. “We have been assured that Canadian citizens travelling on Canadian passport will be dealt with in the usual process”.
On recent events regarding the shooting in Quebec city, Trudeau shared his condolences to families and Canada unitedly, adding that such “senseless” violence will be harshly deemed by Canadian society.
“Canadians will not be broken this violence,” he added, “Our spirit & unity will only strenghten – we will mourn, and we will heal, together.”
On January 29, Trudeau published a statement affirming that law enforcement agencies will investigate and make every effort to apprehend the perpetrators of “acts of intolerance”.
– Gabriel Santos, Correspondent (North America)