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Trudeau to travel to France to mark anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be among a Canadian delegation who will travel to Normandy, France, from June 5 to 6 to participate in commemorative events to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy and to pay tribute to those who gave their lives in service of peace and freedom during the Second World War.

The delegation will include the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Veterans, representatives from Indigenous and Veterans organizations, and parliamentarians.


On June 6, 1944, over 14,000 Canadians stormed Juno Beach, as part of the largest combined military operation in history. More than 5,000 Canadian troops were killed and thousands more injured, but the Allies won.

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