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Donald Trump is applying increasing pressure on Mexico over immigration, threatening to impose a five per cent tariff on all imports starting Monday and ratchet up the duties each month toward a 25 per cent target by October.
It has been a highly emotional and uncomfortable week for the prime minister and many others across Canada.
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It has been a highly emotional and uncomfortable week for the prime minister and many others across Canada, The National co-host Rosemary Barton writes.
It’s been one of those political weeks steeped in ceremony and weighty moments.
Today, the Prime Minister visited Juno beach on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. It was deeply moving to see some of those veterans — who are now, on average, about 95 — revisit the beach they invaded to help preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. The Prime Minister could not get through his speech without tears.
Justin Trudeau’s week also started with deep emotion and symbolism.
The closing ceremony of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) was full of raw moments, indigenous traditions and even a bit of hope.
It was also a really hard day for a lot of people at the ceremony and across the country.
There’s been much said and written on the inquiry’s finding that what happened to Indigenous women and girls amounts to “genocide.” Still more has been written about how politicians reacted to the use of the word.
We won’t do a whole legal or semantic debate on it for At Issue tonight, but it’s worth talking about why it matters and whether it’s difficult for a politician to adopt that language.
More importantly perhaps, it’s also worth asking what happens now to these 231 calls to justice. The big and small changes the inquiry believes are needed to move beyond that one word and to a better place for everyone.
It’s not an easy conversation, and as the Prime Minister himself said, it’s “uncomfortable.” Thing is, sometimes the only way to move forward is to be uncomfortable.
Andrew Coyne, Chantal Hébert and Tanya Talaga will be on your screens later tonight. See you there.
– Rosemary Barton
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A few words on …
Canada’s D-Day debts.
“What we owe to those who step up to serve their country… is a debt that can never be repaid,” says Justin Trudeau. <a href=”https://twitter.com/adriearsenault?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@adriearsenault</a> talks with the prime minister on Juno Beach on the 75th anniversary of D-Day. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/DDay75?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#DDay75</a> <a href=”https://t.co/Y1sKFoBo5Z”>pic.twitter.com/Y1sKFoBo5Z</a>
June 6, 2001: Canadian veterans fight for support of Juno Beach Centre
Fifty-seven years after the D-Day landings, Canadian veterans are still fighting — for some long overdue recognition. Plans to build a memorial and museum at Juno Beach have met hurdle after hurdle, including resistance for locals who don’t want to give over a summer campground to the project. Now they are having to “scratch and beg” for the money to get the $ 5.5 million centre built. The vets have raised $ 1 million, and the government of France has pledged the same. Walmart is down for $ 1.5 million. But Ottawa says it can only spare $ 250,000 from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs’ $ 2 billion budget.
A group of veterans say Canada’s donation to a new D-Day museum isn’t enough. 2:25
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