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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on World Press Freedom Day

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement for World Press Freedom Day:

“Every year, on May 3rd, we celebrate the fundamental principle of freedom of the press, and the important role journalists play in promoting democracy around the world. On this day, we take a hard look at the current state of press freedom, and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the pursuit of truth.