Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won’t attend next weekend’s funeral for former Cuban president Fidel Castro, the Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed.
At the request of Trudeau, Gov. Gen. David Johnston will attend a commemoration for Castro in Havana on Tuesday.
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Trudeau was widely criticized this weekend for his statement on the passing of the Cuban leader, and some critics had called on him to not attend the funeral.
Castro was at the 2000 funeral of Canada’s former prime minister, Pierre Trudeau, Justin Trudeau’s father.
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