PM on Indigenous protest

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a brief stop in Grand Bay-Westfield yesterday for an ice cream social in preparation for Canada Day.

Hundreds of people turned out to shake his hand, take a selfie and get him to autograph a flag.

Earlier in PEI, however, a controversy that erupted in Ottawa brought comments from Trudeau acknowledging the last 150 years of Canadian history has not been as positive for indigenous peoples. The prime minister says reconciliation with aboriginal Canadians needs to be a key theme of this year’s commemorations and reflect the diversity of the country.