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m Cana­dian Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau col­lected an hon­orary doc­tor­ate and met Queen El­iz­a­beth II dur­ing a trip to Scot­land. Trudeau vis­ited the queen Wed­nes­day at her Ed­in­burgh res­i­dence, the Palace of Holy­rood­house. Trudeau’s of­fice said the meet­ing was in­tended to “honor the queen’s im­por­tance to Canada’s his­tory and to thank her for her con­tin­ued ded­i­ca­tion to Canada.” The 91-year-old queen is Canada’s head of state. Trudeau also re­ceived an hon­orary de­gree from the Univer­sity of Ed­in­burgh and praised the strong part­ner­ship be­tween Scot­land and Canada. Trudeau, whose ma­ter­nal grand­fa­ther was Scot­tish, said “15 per­cent of Cana­di­ans have Scot­tish roots, so Cana­di­ans, in­clud­ing me, have a strong link and affin­ity with Scots.” The Cana­dian leader was on his way to Group of 20 sum­mit that is be­ing held Fri­day and Satur­day in Ham­burg, Ger­many.

m Ivanka Trump, Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s daugh­ter and a se­nior ad­viser, de­fended a White House pro­posal to man­date paid leave for new par­ents in a let­ter to the ed­i­tor pub­lished Wed­nes­day in The Wall Street Jour­nal. The pa­per had pre­vi­ously crit­i­cized the plan by Don­ald Trump’s ad­min­is­tra­tion “as bad pol­icy and worse pol­i­tics” that would in­crease taxes on busi­nesses. The plan would be funded through un­em­ploy­ment in­sur­ance. Ivanka Trump’s said in a re­sponse, “Pro­vid­ing a na­tional guar­an­teed paid-leave pro­gram — with a rea­son­able time limit and ben­e­fit cap — isn’t an en­ti­tle­ment, it’s an in­vest­ment in Amer­ica’s work­ing fam­i­lies.”

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