Prime Minister of New Zealand

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the results of the general election in New Zealand

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 4:05pm

OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 17, 2020 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the results of New Zealand's general election:

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  • OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 17, 2020 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the results of New Zealand's general election:
    "On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on her electoral victory.
  • "Canada and New Zealand share a strong friendship built on close people-to-people ties and common priorities.
  • I look forward to working with Prime Minister Ardern on advancing these priorities when New Zealand hosts the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum next year.
  • "We remain committed to deepening our relationship and working towards a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world."

Attendance of the Prime Minister at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) since 1979

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 12:03am

Thislistnotes the number of Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs)attended by the Prime Minister since 1979.

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  • Thislistnotes the number of Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs)attended by the Prime Minister since 1979.
  • Prime Ministers QuestionsTimes

    The Prime Minister answers oral questions every Wednesday, when the House is sitting, from 12.00 noon to 12.30pm.

  • Prime Minsters absence Cover

    When the Prime Minister is away on an official engagement, their deputy or a senior minister will answer questions during(PMQs).

  • Prime Ministers Questions Different days (pre 1997)

    Until dissolution of the House of Commons in March 1997, PMQs took place twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for 15 minutes.

Prime Minister (Accountability to the House of Commons)

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 1:03pm

Latest news on the Prime Minister (Accountability to the House of Commons) Bill 2019-20

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  • Latest news on the Prime Minister (Accountability to the House of Commons) Bill 2019-20

    The next stage for this Bill, Second reading, is scheduled to take placeon Friday 26 June 2020.

  • This is a Private Members'Billand waspresented to Parliament on Monday 10 February 2020.
  • If the text of the Bill is not yet available, please contact its sponsor, Mr Peter Bone MP, for more information.
  • Summary of the Prime Minister (Accountability to the House of Commons) Bill 2019-20

    A Bill to impose duties on the Prime Minister relating to accountability to the House of Commons; to require the Prime Minister to be available to answer questions in that House on at least two occasions during a sitting week except in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes.

The Prime Minister announces changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 7:08pm

OTTAWA, Jan. 22, 2020 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service:

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  • OTTAWA, Jan. 22, 2020 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service:
    Lori MacDonald, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, becomes Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development and Chief Operating Officer for Service Canada, effective January 27, 2020.
  • Vincent Rigby, currently Associate Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, becomes National Security and Intelligence Advisor to the Prime Minister, effective January 27, 2020.
  • Gina Wilson, currently Senior Advisor to the Privy Council Office, becomes Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Youth, Canadian Heritage, effective January 27, 2020.
  • The Prime Minister also took the opportunity to thank David Morrison, Foreign and Defence Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister, for his service as acting National Security and Intelligence Advisor to the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister (Nomination) and Cabinet (Appointment)

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 1:03pm

A Bill To make provision for the House of Commons to nominate the Prime Minister and approve appointments to the Cabinet; to establish the office of Acting Prime Minister; and for connected purposes.

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A Bill To make provision for the House of Commons to nominate the Prime Minister and approve appointments to the Cabinet; to establish the office of Acting Prime Minister; and for connected purposes.

Prime Minister concludes successful visit to France

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 8:44pm

On May 16, Prime Minister Trudeau delivered a keynote address at VivaTech, where he emphasized the importance of protecting privacy and countering online hate speech and disinformation.

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  • On May 16, Prime Minister Trudeau delivered a keynote address at VivaTech, where he emphasized the importance of protecting privacy and countering online hate speech and disinformation.
  • The Prime Minister also announced that Canada would be launching a Digital Charter, to guide the creation of a new, transparent, and accountable digital policy.
  • The Prime Minister also offered to provide Canadian steel and lumber to support restoration efforts for Paris's Notre Dame Cathedral.
  • During the visit, the Prime Minister also held bilateral meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of the Kingdom of Norway, as well as the founder of Wikimedia Foundation, Jimmy Wales.

Prime Minister (Confidence)

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 12:02am

A Bill to require a Prime Minister to tender their resignation to Her Majesty if the House of Commons passes a motion of no confidence in them; and for connected purposes.

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A Bill to require a Prime Minister to tender their resignation to Her Majesty if the House of Commons passes a motion of no confidence in them; and for connected purposes.