Canada Trudeau, Macron talk climate change, culture

19:36  16 april  2018
19:36  16 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

Trudeau looks for wins on major foreign trip

  Trudeau looks for wins on major foreign trip Trudeau looks for wins on major foreign tripThe stakes will be high, starting with Trudeau's first stop in Peru for the 8th Summit of the Americas, which plays host every four years to more than 30 countries across the Western Hemisphere. There had been speculation that Canada, the U.S. and Mexico would announce some form of an agreement in principle on a new North American Free Trade Agreement. But while high-level talks are still expected to take place, the absence of U.S. President Donald Trump — he's staying home, ostensibly to oversee the possible American response to a chemical attack in Syria — has dampened talk of ceremonial surprises.

French President Emmanuel Macron met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Paris today, where the pair agreed to a new partnership to tackle climate change . New partnership comes as French president has taken it upon himself to personally champion the Paris Agreement.

Trudeau , Macron talk climate change , culture . PARIS - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today defended Canada's decision to take part in the ongoing UN peacekeeping effort in Mali.

PARIS - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today defended Canada's decision to take part in the ongoing UN peacekeeping effort in Mali.

Trudeau made the remarks alongside Emmanuel Macron following a Paris meeting with the French president, who has made the African country a priority for his government.

Trudeau said Canada's new approach to peacekeeping — focusing on promoting roles for women, dealing with child soldiers, concentrating on training and more targeted deployment of resources — suits the modern era, which is marked less by well-defined, international conflicts and more by unpredictable perils posed by terrorism and outside actors.

PM heads to Peru for Summit of Americas

  PM heads to Peru for Summit of Americas Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is off to South America today for a major foreign tour that will see him attend two international summits over a stretch of 10 days. The trip is seen as an opportunity for Trudeau to turn the page on his widely criticized recent trips to China and India — and to land some new trade partners for Canada.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , left, says goodbye to French President Emmanuel Macron after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, April 16, 2018. France and Canada just announced a new partnership on climate change . Share.

OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron , long billed as kindred political spirits, agreed Monday to a fresh, fortified attack on climate change

Earlier today, former governor general Michaelle Jean, now the head of the Francophonie, thanked Trudeau for joining the Mali mission, which is reeling after a deadly attack by Islamic militants on Sunday.

The attack was launched against two bases near Timbuktu, where militants reportedly disguised as peacekeepers set off several suicide bombs and launched rockets at international forces. One peacekeeper was killed and more than a dozen others were injured, including several French soldiers.

Canada plans to send six military helicopters to Mali later this year to help with medical evacuations and the transport of supplies and ammunition, although they will be based in a different location than where Sunday's attack occurred.

Trudeau lands in Paris after pipeline meeting

  Trudeau lands in Paris after pipeline meeting OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived in France as he continues more than a week of globetrotting following a brief stop in Ottawa Sunday to discuss the Trans Mountain pipeline crisis with the premiers of Alberta and British Columbia. Trudeau's plane touched down in Paris early Monday local time. He was supposed to fly to the French capital directly from Peru — where he attended the Summit of the Americas on Friday and Saturday — before he decided to sit down with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and B.C. Premier John Horgan on Parliament Hill.

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron , long billed as kindred political spirits, agreed Monday to a fresh, fortified attack on climate change

President Trump will leave the Group of 7 summit in Canada early following a public spat with French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau . The timing of his departure will ensure that Trump misses key meetings on climate change and the environment.

Mali is considered the most dangerous peacekeeping mission in the world, with 166 blue helmets killed since 2013, more than half by what the UN calls "malicious acts."

Jean lamented the Sunday attack as she met Trudeau at the Francophonie’s headquarters.

She went on to thank Canada for agreeing to send forces to Mali, which is a former French colony and current member of the Francophonie, adding: "The Sahel region, for Mali and for all of us, is a question of high importance."

Canada and France also said they have struck bilateral agreements on battling climate change and defending cultural diversity, signed by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and Heritage Minister Melanie Joly and their French counterparts.

The first agreement commits the two countries increase co-operation against climate change, through the France-Canada Partnership on climate and the environment.

Trudeau, Macron a meeting of like minds, former ambassador says

  Trudeau, Macron a meeting of like minds, former ambassador says Trudeau, Macron a meeting of like minds, former ambassador saysMuch of the prime minister's two-day visit to France is expected to focus on trade as Canada looks to ease its reliance on the U.S. market.

Trudeau and Macron also marked the establishment of a new cultural agreement, this one signed by Heritage Minister Melanie Joly, that included promoting the French language in "the digital Hopefully the EU will recognize Trudeau 's complete phoniness when it comes to talking about climate change .

Macron seems to believe that he can actually change Trump's mind on world matters, such as climate change , or the Iran nuclear deal. It was a combination of defiance and embrace." "It's inconceivable that Justin Trudeau would give a talk like that.

The cultural deal is aimed at promoting cultural expression, diversity and the French language in the digital space. This initiative will also enable the two countries to enhance their collaboration within UNESCO.

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On Tuesday, Trudeau will become the first Canadian prime minister to address the French National Assembly and the most recent leader to be given that rare opportunity since King Felipe of Spain in June 2015.

His speech is expected to touch on the rise of nationalism, populism and xenophobia, which have become serious concerns in France and other parts of Europe in recent years.

Much of the prime minister's two-day visit will also focus on trade as Canada looks to ease its dependence on the U.S. market.

Trudeau's message will include highlighting the potential benefits of the new Canada-European Union free trade deal, which came into force in September.

On Tuesday night the prime minister will head to London where he will meet the Queen and British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday, then attend a meeting of Commonwealth leaders on Thursday.

He returns to Ottawa on Friday.

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Video pokes Trudeau for lacking gender plan .
OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau is being lampooned in a new video by the anti-poverty organization led by his friend and U2 frontman Bono for not having a concrete plan to advance his feminist agenda at the G7. The one-minute video by the One Campaign, which is to be released today, pokes fun at the prime minister, citing his many photo-ops, his "cool socks" and even dressing up as Superman for Halloween. "We like your style, prime minister, like how you play with pandas, photobomb a prom pic, dress up as Superman or show off your cool socks," intones the voiceover, accompanied by various still photos of Trudeau in the aforementioned scenarios.

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