His Holiness congratulated Mr. Justin Trudeau on his party’s victory in the Canadian national elections.
In the letter His Holiness also stated that during his visits to Canada over many years he has been touched by the affection and friendship shown to him by Canadians from all walks of life.
His Holiness also said Canada extended a warm welcome to Tibetan refugees for resettlement on humanitarian grounds from the early 1970s onwards, a generous gesture for which we remain grateful. He is pleased to see that by and large they are contributing to the enrichment of Canadian life.
He further added that he was sure it would be a source of pride to his late father that, following in his footsteps, he too has now been elected Prime Minister of Canada. His Holiness wished Mr. Trudeau every success.