The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro:
“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President.

“Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.

“While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for “el Comandante”.

“I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba.

“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and many, many supporters of Mr. Castro. We join the people of Cuba today in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader.”

And in response Twitter lit up with #TrudeauEulogies. The National Post and USA Today both covered it, and here are some samples:

8m 8 minutes ago
The world mourns the passing of Uncle Joe Stalin, an innovative pioneer who taught us so much about Photoshop.

Today we mourn the passing of Osama Bin Laden a revolutionary in the aviation and demolition fields.
13m 13 minutes ago
Best known as a style icon for many, Cruella De Vil shall also be remembered as an untiring advocate for animal rights.
14m 14 minutes ago
Today we mourn Dr. Josef Mengele, who's controversial experiments helped pave the way for modern medicine
18m 18 minutes ago
"An accomplished painter and cinemaphile, Adolf Hitler united a troubled nation using his trademark wit and passion."
19m 19 minutes ago
Today we mourn the passing of Judas Iscariot who, with a mere $30, successfully launched a brand new religion.
51m 51 minutes ago
It saddens us that we lost Jack The Ripper today. He was responsible for helping prostitutes get off the streets.
59m 59 minutes ago Virginia, USA
Though a divisive figure, Fidel Castro brought us Justin Trudeau's & Jill Stein's serious mental breakdown on Twitter.
7h 7 hours ago
As we mourn Emperor Caligula, let us always remember his steadfast devotion to Senate reform.
9h 9 hours ago
"While controversial, Darth Vader achieved great heights in space construction & played a formative role in his son's life"


Anonymous said...

Huh? Justin Trudeau is seriously bent. Out from under what rock has he just squirmed?


Grim said...

Gavin John Adams (@gavinjohnadams):
"We mourn the passing of Henry VIII. A man who always kept his head, while all around were losing theirs" #TrudeauEulogies

Gringo said...

Trap question for Fidelistas/PSF [Pendejos Sin Fronteras=Idiots Beyond Frontiers]

Q: Cuba's Life Expectancy is 5 years greater than Latin America's Life Expectancy. Does this indicate that Castro has been a good steward for Cuba?

A. Yes.
Q: In the 1950's, Cuba's Life Expectancy was 8 years greater than Latin America's Life Expectancy. Does this indicate that Batista was a good steward for Cuba?

Grim said...

Conservosaurus (@conservosaurus):
We mourn the death of Vlad the Impaler, who spearheaded initiatives which touched the hearts of millions. #TrudeauEulogies #trudeaueulogy https://t.co/z1pznoHj7P

raven said...

We grieve for Pol Pot, the visionary farmer who simultaneously fertilized Cambodian fields and boosted indigenous pick-axe and shovel production.

Ymar Sakar said...

If Adam and Eve had been capable of understanding the nuances here, perhaps they would not have fallen for the serpent's deception. 99% truth, +1% untruth produces deception.