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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau released a statement on Friday, wherein he gave himself a self-congratulatory pat on the back, calling the trip “successful.”
The prime minister was criticized by European politicians over his record on human rights abuses after he delivered a low-energy speech to a quarter-full auditorium of European politicians.
“The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today successfully concluded his trip to Brussels, Belgium. The Prime Minister addressed the European Parliament, and participated in an extraordinary North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Summit and a G7 Heads of State and Government Meeting,” the statement says.
It would continue: “… On March 23, the Prime Minister addressed the European Parliament where he condemned President Putin’s war of choice and reaffirmed Canada’s steadfast commitment to Euro-Atlantic security, including by calling for further coordinated strong support for Ukraine in response to Russia’s aggression. He spoke of the need to continue working together to promote international peace and security and defend democracy. During his address, the Prime Minister highlighted the close partnership between Canada and the European Union based on our shared values.”
The prime minister’s speech also included criticism of Canada’s Freedom Convoy organizers, calling them populists who preyed on Canadians’ anxieties.
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