PM Holds Meetings With Consular & Health Officials

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OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Health Patty Hajdu and President of the Queen’s Privy Council and Min of Intergovernmental AffairsDominic LeBlanc, had a meeting on Tuesday with the country’s top health officials.

Trudeau said in a statement: “ I connected with the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam and the Chief Science Advisor of Canada Dr. Mona Nemer to speak about the current COVID-19 situation. We’ll continue to work together, base our decisions on the latest available science, and do everything we can to keep you (Canadians) safe.”

The Prime Minister also held a virtual meeting with the consular team at Foreign Policy Canada – Global Affairs Canada, along with Minister of Foreign Affairs, François-Philippe Champagne.

The Minister later tweeted: “Today, Justin Trudeau & I had the great pleasure to thank the incredible consular team at Canada FP for their tireless work. 2020 saw extraordinary consular efforts & we can’t thank them enough for their determination to ensure Canadians’ safety. You make team proud!”

Trudeau tweeted: “I agree, we can’t thank them enough – but I do want to say it again. To those we spoke with today, and to those we didn’t get to see, thank you for always answering the call and helping your fellow Canadians.”

On New Year’s Eve, Trudeau said in a message: “I wanted to take a moment this holiday season to thank our front line workers. It’s been a tough year, I know, and you’ve made a lot of sacrifices to be there for us. To every single one of you: Thank you so much. You’ve been our heroes this year, and we’ll forever be grateful.”

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