Trudeau will attend King Charles’ coronation

Ottawa –

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is among foreign heads of state and dignitaries to attend the coronation of King Charles at Westminster Abbey on May 6.

A PMO spokesperson confirmed that he attended CTV News on Friday. Details of the Canadian government delegation to London for the historic event will be announced shortly.

With a capacity of about 2,000, Westminster Abbey is expected to fill with dignitaries, members of parliament and heads of state from around the world, including French President Emmanuel Macron. Humza Yousaf, the new Prime Minister of Scotland. Prince Albert of Monaco. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

US First Lady Jill Biden attends coronation. However, her husband, the president, has sent his condolences. Historically, American presidents have never attended a coronation ceremony.

News of Trudeau’s attendance comes days after a recent poll conducted by the Angus Reed Institute on Canadians’ sentiments towards the monarchy.

New data shows that 60% of those surveyed do not support recognizing Charles as king.

When asked about whether Canada should hold a referendum to determine its future with the British monarchy, Trudeau told CTV News that other important votes he believed were important to Canadians today. He said he would continue to focus on the issue.

“I think Canadians have a lot of really big issues that they expect us to deal with every day,” the Prime Minister said.

“Canada is one of the most stable democracies, so there are clearly more people who feel that another system would be more helpful … but what those people can’t do is figure out which alternative is more appropriate. to agree on what will help

“Our budget was focused on affordability, creating great jobs, and providing health and dental care. These are the things that Canadians are most concerned about. It’s about staying focused.”

Using files from Rachel Aiello

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