Justin Trudeau apologizes for Ukraine joke

The head of the Federal Liberals spoke to the Ukrainian embassy, as well as the head of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress...

Justin Trudeau has apologized personally to the Ukrainian ambassador for his flippant joke about Ukraine.

The Liberal leader made a quick visit to the Ukrainian embassy to apologize to Vadym Prystaiko.

Trudeau has also taken to Twitter to say he's also spoken to Paul Grod, head of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and told him he was sorry for speaking lightly of the threat Russia poses to Ukraine.

He followed up with another tweet saying the Liberals take the situation in Ukraine very seriously and pointing to the party's emergency resolution on the upheaval in the country, passed in Montreal over the weekend at the party's policy convention.

The Conservatives and the NDP put Trudeau on the hot seat on Monday after he made a joke linking the events in the Ukraine to Russia's Olympic hockey woes during a pre-taped appearance on a humour-infused Radio-Canada current affairs program.

Trudeau suggested Russia, peeved about being eliminated from the medal round, might vent its spleen by getting involved in Ukraine.

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  1. Karl Burgin posted on 02/25/2014 03:31 PM
    1.> It was a poor attempt at black humor. Yeah you could jump all over him on it, but in the grand scheme of things, its no biggie
    2.>My God...look at those eyes. If he becomes PM in the near future, we're going to have the women of Canada to blame- for falling for such a dreamboat ;p
  2. kenfromcanada posted on 02/25/2014 03:36 PM

    I goggled 'Justin-comments-apologies' - and came up with a lot more than this one gaff. How about - he thinks before he speaks?
  3. Chris Vogel posted on 02/25/2014 03:48 PM
    Given the history of Russia and the Ukraine, without exception, Trudeau needn't apologise. In fact, he was prescient. Just wait and see. If you believe the Russian ambassador's protestations that they won't invade, you will believe anything.
  4. Frankie posted on 02/25/2014 04:34 PM
    Like father like son? Wasn't his father a communist apologist, buddying up with Fidel Castro, the Soviets and even possibly Mao?

    That might explain Justin and should be a warning to Canadians.
  5. Mark posted on 02/25/2014 05:18 PM
    PLEASE !!! Don't ever let this man-child ever be PM.

    These are not just gaffs. They are how he thinks. He is an extreme narcissist and in my books that is a mental problem. Like someone else noted, this is not the first stupid thing Twinkle Toes Justin the man-boy has said.

    BTW, his daddy was, from what I have read, a Nazi lover during WW2 who apparently drove around in his red convertible with a german spike hat on his head.

    Personally, I hate Trudeau.

    1 - Quebecers are better than the rest of us.
    2 - Sympathetic to Boston bombers, not the victims.
    3 - Admires China government.
    4 - When asked about his own flaws - he could not list one.
    5 - Budgets balance themselves.

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