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Trudeau insists that gender segregation at places of worship expresses diversity, strength

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked in a press conference in Ottawa with Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), how does he reconcile his self proclaimed progressive feminism with visiting Ottawa Mosque a day earlier in which a gender segregation was enforced and women were not allowed to the join the men on the main hall.

The following are Trudeau's answers to three questions directed at him during the press conference (September 13, 2016):

"The fact is the values that define Canada include respect, openness towards our full diversity, indeed, understanding that diversity is a source of strength, not a source of weakness, is why I think politicians need to be focused on bringing people together, rather than fermenting divisions and that's why I'm happy to attend community events in churches, temples, synagogues, mosques.

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