Working to strengthen bond between Gujarat and Canada: Justin Trudeau

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Gujarat on Monday. All 329 people (most of them Canadian nationals or Canadian-Indians) on board Air India Flight 182 were killed when an explosive device tore apart the plane as it approached Ireland. After visiting the Jama Masjid, he will attend a business event organised by the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber in partnership with the Canada-India Business Council (C-IBC) in Delhi and is scheduled to address the gathering. In the past, Singh has alleged that some of Trudeau's cabinet ministers are Khalistani sympathisers.

Trudeau is on a week-long visit to India.

This approach is something that a lot of society is struggling with, and they are turning inward to nationalism and protectionism, the Canadian PM went on to add.

Trudeau has saved the most important meetings for his second last day in the country. With PM Modi not receiving his Canadian counterpart at the airport, a courtesy he extended to some world leaders in the past, his visit has fuelled speculation that it was a snub to him for the rising Sikh radicalism in that country.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau watch their three-year-old son Hadrien sign a visitor's book at Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad on February 19, 2018.

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While sharing the experience about his Taj Mahal visit, Trudeau said, "I was fortunate enough to visit India as a child with my father in my childhood with bodyguards but this time I came with my kids and I tried to make them understand the kind of transformation has taken place here". But all the Trudeaus got were the Agra district magistrate and some other local administrators.

Earlier, Capt Amarinder had denied meeting Trudeau while publicly accusing members of his Cabinet of being connected to the Sikh separatist movement, Khalistan. "The fact that a junior minister was sent to receive Mr Trudeau and his family is most definitely a snub", columnist and economist Vivek Dehejia told the BBC. Also, the cumulative India FDI into Canada is pegged at United States dollars 2.2 billion for 2016, with Indian companies investing especially in the IT, software, steel and natural resources sectors. Around 500,000 of these people are of the Sikh religion with roots in India's northern Punjab state, and are seen as a crucial voting bloc by Trudeau's Liberal Party.

Canadian media quoted Vivek Dehejia, associate professor at Carleton University and IDFC Institute resident fellow, as saying, "I think to be fair, there is sometimes a feeling that some Sikh-Canadian politicians maybe are playing to a Khalistani gallery back here in Canada... We must stand against terrorism".

Trudeau was born a little more than nine months after the marriage of his parents and more than four years before Margaret made a much-publicized first trip to Cuba and met Fidel Castro. This might not be such a glorious vacation at all.

Trudeau was replying to a question by another student, who asked that "when the global trend of nationalisation is on the rise, how does he, as a global leader, wish to change the world further towards globalisation". Better yet, maybe there shouldn't be a next time.

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