Tuesday, March 13, 2018


   This morning, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians arrived in Canada for their 5-day State Visit. Their Majesties are in Canada at the invitation of Julie Payette, the Governor General, the representative of Queen Elizabeth II in Canada. The State visit will bring Their Majesties to Ottawa, Toronto and MontrĂ©al.
    Most of the day went smoothly, but all most can talk about is the inexcusable mix up of placing German flags instead of Belgian ones. It started with the German flag that covered the tree which King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola planted. Then the Governor General spoke to their Majesties in German (instead of Dutch) and French.
     Trudeau has no plans to meet with the Belgian royal couple, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, or their delegation of 150 business leaders, academics and political leaders, who arrived Sunday.
The prime minister this week is touring steel and aluminum facilities in Quebec and Ontario communities to voice opposition to potential American tariffs on those industries.

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