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Trudeau Changes the Subject, Announces Assault Rifle Ban

Blackface revelations have dominated reelection campaign

(Newser) - Returning to other campaign issues after dealing with the response to revelations that he had worn blackface years ago, Justin Trudeau said Friday that he would support a ban on military-style assault rifles. The plan would cover the AR-15 and start a buyback program for legally purchased assault rifles, Fox... More »

Justin Trudeau's Racism Scandal Just Got Worse

Video emerges of a 3rd instance of the Canadian prime minister darkening his skin

(Newser) - Justin Trudeau's trouble is only getting worse. Canada's Global News is out with video showing the prime minister in blackface—the third example to emerge in the last day of Trudeau darkening his skin as part of a costume. Trudeau apologized Wednesday when the first two old images... More »

Trudeau 'Really Sorry' About Old Party Photo

Picture emerges of Canada's prime minister in brownface

(Newser) - Nearly 20 years ago, Justin Trudeau wore brownface at a party—and now it's back to haunt him. In the midst of a reelection campaign, Canada's prime minister responded to a photo in Time of him wearing brownface at a 2001 party. Trudeau said he wore the costume... More »

Trump: I Have 'Second Thoughts About Everything'

But White House says he has no regrets about trade war

(Newser) - While America was sleeping, the Group of Seven summit in France was continuing down its head-spinning trajectory, with matters like an escalating trade war between planet Earth's two biggest economic powers, talks with rogue aspiring nuclear powers, and a no-deal Brexit taking up much of the oxygen. A look... More »

No Sex, No Money, Nothing Illegal: Trudeau's Very Canadian Scandal

One professor calls it 'a pseudo-scandal'

(Newser) - There's no money, no sex, and nothing illegal happened. This is what passes for a scandal in Canada. US President Donald Trump has been engulfed in allegations involving possible collusion with Russia and secret payments to buy the silence of a porn star. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is... More »

Justin Trudeau Suddenly Has a Political Crisis on His Hands

Canada's former attorney general accuses him of trying to improperly influence big case

(Newser) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is up for re-election in eight months, and he's suddenly facing the biggest political scandal of his career. The issue made national headlines Wednesday when Trudeau's former attorney general testified before a parliamentary panel and accused the prime minister and his top aides... More »

Canada's Ambassador to China Fired After Controversial Huawei Comments

John McCallum publicly took issue with US extradition request

(Newser) - Canada's (now former) ambassador to China lost the job amid the ongoing extradition case involving Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou . The US says Wanzhou, the Chinese telecoms giant's CFO, violated sanctions against Iran and is seeking her extradition; she was arrested in Canada in December, at the request of... More »

'Let's Go': a Deal to Change 'Trade Landscape Forever'

US, Mexico, Canada sign USMCA, the replacement for NAFTA

(Newser) - President Trump has joined the leaders of Mexico and Canada to sign a revised North American trade deal. Trump gathered with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on the sidelines of Friday's G20 summit in Buenos Aires. The three sat a table, pens... More »

Alex Trebek Says He Knows How Trudeau Escapes Meetings

'He has a buzzer under his shirt'

(Newser) - There's more than a Superman costume hidden beneath Justin Trudeau's suit, according to fellow Canadian Alex Trebek. "He has a buzzer under his shirt that he can use to signal his assistants when it’s time to come and get him," the Jeopardy host told Vulture... More »

Trudeau: Canada Has Heard Tape of Khashoggi Murder

Prime minister is first Western leader to acknowledge his country heard tapes of killing

(Newser) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday became the first Western leader to acknowledge his country had heard recordings of the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. "Canada has been fully briefed up on what Turkey had to share," Trudeau said from Paris, where he was attending the... More »

Trudeau: Hitler Tested Us. Canada 'Failed Miserably'

PM apologizes for Canada's 1939 decision to turn away German Jews

(Newser) - In June 1939, more than 900 German Jews fleeing persecution by the Nazis were forced to return to Europe, including 254 who'd later die in concentration camps. Traveling aboard the MS St. Louis, they'd been turned away by the US and Cuba before a group of Canadians urged... More »

Trump Claims He Rejected Trudeau's Meeting Request

No meeting was requested, Canadians say

(Newser) - Canada, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in particular, were among President Trump's many targets in his freewheeling press conference Wednesday. Trump claimed that he had rejected a one-on-one meeting with Trudeau at the United Nations this week because talks to renegotiate the NAFTA deal are not going well, the... More »

Trudeau Accuser Speaks Up About 'the Incident'

Rose Knight confirms allegations in newspaper editorial

(Newser) - A former journalist has stepped forward and said yes, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did grope her at a fund-raising event 18 years ago, the CBC reports. "I issue this statement reluctantly, in response to mounting media pressure to confirm that I was the reporter" described in an unsigned... More »

Trudeau Forced to Address His Own Possible #MeToo Moment

Canadian prime minister says he doesn't remember 'groping' a female reporter 18 years ago

(Newser) - Early last month, a Canadian blogger posted an 18-year-old newspaper editorial on Twitter that made an eyebrow-raising accusation. That story is now getting pickup, and it involves Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and an incident that allegedly happened at a British Columbia music festival. The Guardian and CBC report that in... More »

Canada Sets Date for Marijuana Legalization

Recreational pot will be on sale Oct. 17

(Newser) - Recreational marijuana is still illegal in Canada—but only for another 17 weeks. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that marijuana legalization, passed by the country's Senate on Tuesday, will be in effect as of Oct. 17 this year, giving provinces time to set up retail outlets and prepare for... More »

Senators Move to Mend Relations With Canada

Lawmakers from both parties act after rocky G-7 meeting

(Newser) - Senators from both parties sought to mend a frayed relationship with Canada during a closed-door meeting Wednesday with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. The meeting involving members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee followed President Donald Trump calling Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "dishonest" and "weak" after the... More »

Navarro Sorry He Said Trudeau Should Go to Hell

'I used language that was inappropriate,' says Trump trade adviser

(Newser) - White House trade adviser Peter Navarro got a little heated on Fox News Sunday while discussing Justin Trudeau, and he's now apologized. After a rocky G-7 summit , the Canadian prime minister said his country would enact retaliatory tariffs against the US. Navarro's response: "There's a special... More »

Germany Pokes Trump on Twitter Politicking

'You can destroy trust with 280 Twitter characters,' the German leader said

(Newser) - President Trump announced the US won't endorse a G-7 statement of shared priorities on trade and other key issues, in an apparent squabble with Canada's prime minister , and it has stirred up a lot of anger over in Europe. According to CNN , leaders in the French capital responded... More »

White House: 'Sophomoric' Trudeau 'Stabbed Us in the Back'

Kudlow keeps up drumbeat against Canadian PM after Trump departs G7

(Newser) - The White House is not letting up in its attack on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the wake of a rocky G7 summit. After President Trump assailed Trudeau as "dishonest & weak" in tweets just after leaving Canada on Saturday night, White House National Economic Council director Larry... More »

Trump Blasts 'Weak' Trudeau, Won't Sign G-7 Statement

President lashes out on Twitter after leaving Canada

(Newser) - The G-7 summit has not ended in international harmony, to say the least. After departing Canada, President Trump labeled Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "dishonest & weak" on Twitter and said the US would not sign a joint statement with the six member nations of the group, reports the... More »

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