Trudeau won’t be going to Castro’s funeral in Cuba

Prime Minister Trudeau will not be attending the funeral for Fidel Castro.

Trudeau has been under fire, including in the Commons yesterday; for praising the communist dictator in a statement issued after his death, while not condemning Castro’s human rights record.

Trudeau has said he gets how people with difficult memories of the regime might view things differently, but claims he wasn’t minimizing the serious concerns about human rights.

His office says his schedule won’t permit him to go to the funeral, and the governor general will go in his place.