August 22, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended a ceremony to remember the 75th anniversary of the battle of Dieppe at a rain soaked ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The World War 2 battle was a costly one for Canadians. Of the nearly 5,000 Canadian soldiers, nearly a thousand were killed in action and less than half made it back to England.
Liberal MP and Black Caucus Chair Greg Fergus along with Nova Scotia Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard and Ontario cabinet minister Michael Coteau, discussed issues of racism and injustice at a press conference in Ottawa following the conclusion of the Black Leaders Summit.