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2014-02-25 at 15:06

Trudeau apologizes

Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau addresses delegates at the party
Ryan Remiorz, The Canadian Press
Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau addresses delegates at the party's biennial convention Saturday, February 22, 2014 in Montreal. Trudeau says he's apologized for his flippant joke about Ukraine.
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By The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau has apologized personally to the Ukrainian ambassador for his flippant joke about Ukraine.

The Liberal leader made a quick visit to the Ukrainian embassy to apologize to Vadym Prystaiko.

Trudeau has also taken to Twitter to say he's also spoken to Paul Grod, head of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and told him he was sorry for speaking lightly of the threat Russia poses to Ukraine.

He followed up with another tweet saying the Liberals take the situation in Ukraine very seriously and pointing to the party's emergency resolution on the upheaval in the country, passed in Montreal over the weekend at the party's policy convention.

The Conservatives and the NDP put Trudeau on the hot seat on Monday after he made a joke linking the events in the Ukraine to Russia's Olympic hockey woes during a pre-taped appearance on a humour-infused Radio-Canada current affairs program.

Trudeau suggested Russia, peeved about being eliminated from the medal round, might vent its spleen by getting involved in Ukraine.

 

 


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The Beaver..... says:
Junior digging himself a hole and he has not even got a shovel yet
2/25/2014 3:20:08 PM
YellowSnow13 says:
And this is your Liberal leader! A provincial PC candidate gets fired for stating actual facts while the guy running for the leader of Canada gets away with this! Other than Ukraine, Canada has the largest population of Ukrainians than any other country and this is how he talks. Well, I guess if you are not from Quebec and French it just doesn't matter. Shame on you Mr. Trudeau! I'm not laughing at your jokes. You should be fired as leader.
2/25/2014 4:22:51 PM
reese says:
Following in his fathers footsteps
Just like the other socialist
Kim Jong-un

be careful what you wish for
2/25/2014 8:43:52 PM
Watchful says:
Really, how dumb can he really be? Oh wait, he is a Trudeau
2/25/2014 10:21:34 PM
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