Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will miss Friday’s national Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa to attend a summit in Cambodia involving international locations from throughout Southeast Asia.
Senior officers revealed the prime minister’s deliberate absence throughout a not-for-attribution background briefing, saying Trudeau will go away late Thursday for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations assembly in Phnom Penh.
The ASEAN summit, which is scheduled to begin on Saturday, is the primary of 4 worldwide conferences that Trudeau will attend over 10 days. He can even attend the G20 in Indonesia, the APEC assembly in Thailand and a Francophonie summit in Tunisia.
Officials stated the prime minister as a substitute met with serving army personnel and veterans in New Brunswick earlier this week, the place he additionally paid his respects to those that fell in service to Canada.
Trudeau was additionally absent for the national Remembrance Day ceremony in 2018 as a result of he was attending a world gathering of world leaders in France marking the a centesimal anniversary of the tip of the First World War.
A spokeswoman for the Royal Canadian Legion, which organizes and runs the national ceremony yearly, stated the prime minister and different key authorities representatives are all the time invited to attend.
“We are upset that he is not going to be current this yr,” Nujma Bond stated. “We do perceive that, once in a while, national issues might come up that stop him from attending.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first revealed Nov. 9, 2022.