Diversity key to resilience and success: Trudeau

Diversity key to resilience and success: Trudeau

Diversity key to resilience and success: Trudeau

Diversity is the key to resilience and success, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Saturday and emphasised that empowering women would help in shaping business communities and politics for the better.

Addressing the United Nations Young Changemakers Conclave 2018, Trudeau also laid emphasis on sustainable development and said a strong economy cannot be built unless the environment is protected.

He said the G7 meeting, to be held in Canada in June this year, will have two extra themes on gender and oceans and plastic. The gender theme will focus on empowerment of women, while oceans and plastic segment will discuss the menace of plastic, he said. The G7 comprises Canada, the UK, the US, France, Italy, Germany and Japan.

Responding to a question on whether he would like to invest in bitcoin, Trudeau said he was "not convinced" about it. Speaking on diversity, Trudeau said it creates new solutions and systems which are more multi-layered and does much better than mono-cultures. Diversity and pluralism bring together different experiences, backgrounds and stories. Nature itself understands that diversity is the key to resilience, success, he said.

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The Canadian prime minister often speaks about diversity, multi-culturalism and pluralism in his country. Pushing for empowerment of women, he said, when we empower (them), women grow. This will help in shaping business communities and politics for the better."

Trudeau, who calls himself a feminist, has equal number of men and women in his Cabinet.  

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