Posted November 27th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
A Brief Foreword Note from NAL publisher Doug Draper
It appears Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s statement on the death of former Cuban president Fidel Castro this November 26th has more than a few among us reeling – particularly those who view Castro as a dictator who oppressed and, in some cases, imprisoned and murdered, his own people, and who otherwise posed a menace to the rest of the world over his more than 50 years in power.
Trudeau’s statement – posted here in its entirety – is sure to draw some attacks in Canada’s House of Commons in the day ahead. What do you think?
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro
- The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today (November 26th, 2016) issued the following statement on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro:
“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President.
“Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.
“While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for “el Comandante”.
“I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba.
“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and many, many supporters of Mr. Castro. We join the people of Cuba today in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader.”
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