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Trudeau condemns France attacks but says free speech has limits

Oct 31, 2020 13:20 IST

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau defended free speech on Friday, but added that it was 'not without limits' and should not 'arbitrarily and needlessly hurt' certain communities.

Trudeau said, his country will always defend freedom of expression, in response to a question about the right to show a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed, as France's Charlie Hebdo magazine did.

But he added, that freedom of expression is not without limits, saying we owe it to ourselves to act with respect for others and to seek not to arbitrarily or unnecessarily injure those with whom we are sharing a society and a planet.

Canada's parliament observed a moment of silence on Thursday for the three people stabbed to death earlier in a church in Nice, in southern France, by a Tunisian man who was apprehended.

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