Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau has been diagnosed with covid-19 for the second time, two days after returning to Canada after attending the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles (USA), where he met, among others, with the president of the United States, Joe Biden.
Trudeau himself reported the diagnosis through his Twitter account. The prime minister indicated that he is well thanks to being vaccinated against covid and added that he will follow the recommendations of the health authorities and remain in isolation.
At the Summit of the Americas, Trudeau held several bilateral meetings with leaders from the region.
On June 10, the Canadian prime minister met with the president of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, with the president of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, as well as with several members of the US Congress.
The day before, on June 9, Trudeau had a meeting with the presidents of the United States, Joe Biden, and Argentina, Alberto Fernández.
So the prime minister also went into isolation and continued to work while recovering from the illness.
Days before traveling to the Summit, Trudeau, announced new legislation for a national freeze on the purchase, sale, import and transfer of firearms in Canada, in the context of the recent shootings in its neighboring country, the United States.
“In other words, we are limiting the market for handguns”Trudeau stressed at a press conference, adding: “As we see that gun violence continues to increase, it is our duty to continue taking action”as reported by the Canadian station CBC News.
Trudeau has detailed that the proposed gun control bill includes a national freeze on the purchase, sale, import and transfer of firearms in Canada, making it the most ambitious attempt by the Government of Canada to restrict access to firearms in this country.
Canada’s Minister of Public Safety, Marco Mendicino, has introduced Bill C-21 in the House of Commons. “The bill that we have just introduced represents a milestone in the midst of a long and difficult battle that takes place in our streets every day”has said.
Thus, he emphasized that “It is a battle that has claimed too many lives, leaving empty chairs at the table and empty desks in the classroom.”
The legislation does not totally ban firearms, but it does set a strict limit on the number of them in the country.
The bill revives some federal measures that were not passed before last year’s general election in Canada and implements some new proposals made during the campaign.
(With information from EFE)