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Newsline: Canadian PM says attendance at Russian embassy event ‘absolutely unacceptable’

It was “absolutely unacceptable” that any Canadian representative attended a party at the Russian Embassy in Ottawa last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday. “It never should have happened, and we denounce it thoroughly,” Trudeau said during question period in the House of Commons when pressed by interim Conservative leader Candice Bergen. (https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/canada/trudeau-says-canadian-attendance-at-russian-embassy-event-absolutely-unacceptable/ar-AAYsr4Y) The Globe and Mail reported on Sunday that Yasemin Heinbecker, the deputy chief of protocol at Global Affairs Canada, had attended a party at the embassy last Friday to celebrate Russia Day. Russia Day, which is celebrated on June 12 every year, is the national holiday of the Russian Federation. Bergen asked the prime minister Tuesday why a government that supports Ukraine would send a representative “to their enemy’s house to enjoy champagne and caviar.” Bergen said she hoped Trudeau apologized to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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