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Prime Minister continues East Coast tour with stop in Newfoundland and Labrador

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his tour of the East Coast today with a stop in St. John’s, N.L.

Trudeau is expected to visit the new Core Science Facility site at Memorial University where he is scheduled to highlight support for a science, research and education infrastructure project and deliver remarks.

Later, the prime minister is to meet with Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball and visit the provincial legislature.

Trudeau was in Halifax Thursday where he told an audience of black Nova Scotians that an incident of racial profiling on Parliament Hill indicates racism and systemic discrimination still can emerge anywhere in Canada.

The Federation of Black Canadians has said several participants in a Feb. 4 lobbying event in Ottawa were asked to wait in the parliamentary cafeteria where a security guard referred to their skin colour and requested their departure, despite rules that allow civilians with the appropriate passes to be in the area.

Following his trip to Newfoundland, Trudeau is to travel to Toronto where he and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen are to meet members of Operation Black Vote later today.

The Canadian Press