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PM postpones visit to Japan due to hurricane

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has postponed a visit to Japan as Hurricane Fiona is scheduled to make landfall on the East Coast early Saturday morning.

Trudeau was scheduled to leave on Sunday to attend the funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated this summer.

However, according to the Prime Minister’s Office, that trip will be delayed due to the possible need for emergency response.

A PMO spokesperson said, “During this time, he will receive briefings from the federal government on emergency response and assistance, and will contact the prime minister.”

At a Friday afternoon briefing, Bob Robichaux, an alert and preparedness meteorologist at the Canadian Hurricane Center, warned people not to focus on the hurricane’s path, as the hurricane’s effects would reach across eastern Canada.

According to Environment Canada, this includes Nova Scotia, PEI, southeastern New Brunswick, western and southwestern Newfoundland, and parts of Quebec bordering the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Powerful storms that have blown across Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic bring high winds, heavy rains and significant storm surges to the region.

PM postpones visit to Japan due to hurricane

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