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Trudeau Cancels Trip to Japan in Wake of Fiona’s Havoc on Canada

  • Hurricane Fiona slammed into Nova Scotia on Saturday
  • Trudeau was due to attend the former Japanese PM’s funeral
Justin Trudeau in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 23. 

Justin Trudeau in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 23. 

Photographer: David Kawai/Bloomberg

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau canceled his trip to Japan for the state funeral of Shinzo Abe after Fiona battered the Atlantic region, knocking out power to more than half a million people and forcing residents to take shelter from the storm.

Speaking at a press conference in Ottawa on Saturday, Trudeau told reporters that the government has pledged federal aid to the affected provinces, including Nova Scotia. The premier also said the military will be deployed to assist in the cleanup.