Monday, 23 September 2019

Picture of the day

malala canada 1The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate is presented with honorary Canadian citizenship by Trudeau in the Library of Parliament. She also received a Canadian flag previously flown on the Peace Tower as she became only the sixth person to be granted honorary citizenship. Former prime minister Stephen Harper announced the honour in 2014, but the attack on Parliament in October of that year forced the cancellation of an event in Toronto where she was to formally received it.

malala canada 2Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Malala Yousafzai as they walk through the Hall of Honour Wednesday during her welcome to Parliament Hill.

malalaMalala Yousafzai signs a guest book at Parliament Hill in Ottawa

yousafzaiYousafzai becomes the youngest person to address a joint session of Parliament in the House of Commons, as Speaker of the Commons, Geoff Regan looks on. She praised Canada for its commitment to helping refugees, advancing women’s rights and working for world peace.

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