Canada’s diversity strength was proclaimed on Saturday 1-28 by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.“Diversity is our strength. Prime Minister Trudeau’s remarks were a reaction to President Donald J Trump’s order to halt refugee arrivals. Mr. Trudeau cited Canada’s willingness to welcome all those fleeing war and terror, regardless of faith it well know and highly respected worldwide. “Diversity is our strength,” he wrote, following up by posting photo of himself greeting a young Syrian refugee.
Mr. Trudeau reference to diversity is our strength is a message he has delivered consistently since taking office. In November 2015 Prime Minister Trudeau was in London, United Kingdom addressing the members at the Canada House. Earlier that day he had the opportunity of meeting Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Their discussion included Canada’s role in a shared future with England. This topic prompted Mr. Trudeau to point out Canada has learned to be strong not in spite of differences, but because of them.
He summarized by saying diversity and inclusion capacity will be at the heart of both ( UK & Canada ) futures, and of what we offer the world. Click here to learn more.
Why diversity is important
Prime Minister Trudeau made a point to say one-fifth of Canadians were born elsewhere, and chose to immigrate to Canada. In our largest city, more than half were born outside Canada. Against that backdrop, the importance of diversity can sometimes be taken for granted! But there is no doubt that we’re a better country—a stronger, more successful country—because of it. Just consider the words that people use to describe Canada: we’re open, accepting, progressive and prosperous. There is a direct line between each of those attributes and Canada’s success in building a more diverse and inclusive society.
We’re not the only nation that’s tried to do it.
But what’s made it work so well in Canada is the understanding that our diversity isn’t a challenge to be overcome or a difficulty to be tolerated.
Rather, it’s a tremendous source of strength. Canadians understand that diversity is our strength. We know that Canada has succeeded—culturally, politically, economically—because of our diversity, not in spite of it.
Canada Welcomes Refugees – “Diversity Strength”
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a message for refugees rejected by U.S. President Donald Trump: Canada will welcome you! He says he also intends to talk to Trump about the success of Canada’s refugee policy.
Trudeau reacted to Trump’s visa ban for people from certain Muslim-majority countries by tweeting Saturday 1-28: “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada.”
Trudeau also posted a picture of him greeting a Syrian child at Toronto’s airport in late 2015. Trudeau oversaw the arrival of more than 39,000 Syrian refugees soon after he was elected.
A spokeswoman for Trudeau said he has a message regarding Trump. He is expected to visit the White House soon!
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