Wednesday, February 21, 2018

On A Trip To India Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Denies Allegations That Canada Supports Sikh Independence

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire, daughter Ella Grace and son Xavier pose for photographers during their visit to the holy Sikh shrine of Golden temple in Amritsar, India February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Globe and Mail: Trudeau denies allegations that Canadian ministers are Sikh separatists in India trip

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he made it "very, very clear" to the chief minister of Punjab that Canada supports a united India and condemns violent extremism, describing repeated allegations from the leader of the predominately Sikh region that Canadian ministers are separatists as misunderstandings and false.

Trudeau and his Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan met Amarinder Singh on Wednesday in part to try and mend fences with the state where a majority of Indian Canadians are from.

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WNU Editor: For those who may not know .... Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau has four members in his cabinet  who are Sikhs, and they are accompanying him on this trip.

Update: Made a mistake in the above title (since corrected). The Canadian government does now and never has supported Sikh independence. The Canadian government supports a united India.

More News On Canadian Prime Minister Denying Allegations In India That Canada Does Not Support Sikh Independence

Trudeau "assures" India Canada won't support Sikh separatists -- Reuters
Canada does not back separatists, Trudeau tells India minister -- AFP
Raised Khalistan as it's primary issue: Punjab CM on meeting with Trudeau -- Times of India
‘Cold-shouldered’ in Delhi, Trudeau lauds reception at Golden Temple -- Hindustan Times
Canada downplays rift with India over Sikh issue -- Al Jazeera
How Justin Trudeau NEVER misses an opportunity to don traditional attire: The Canadian Prime Minister, who wore Indian clothes this week on a visit to the country, ditches his suit whenever he can -- Daily Mail
Justin Trudeau dismisses suggestions of India 'snub', criticised in Canada for 'family vacation' -- ABC News Online

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