Weird News Justin Trudeau meets Syrian baby named in his honour

19:55  16 july  2017
19:55  16 july  2017 Source:   ABC News

Ariana Grande officially named honorary Manchester citizen

  Ariana Grande officially named honorary Manchester citizen Ariana Grande has been honoured by councillors in Manchester, England for her response to the terror attack after her concert in the city. Local politicians passed a unanimous motion naming Ariana the city's first ever honorary citizen at a special meeting held on Wednesday (12Jul17) to remember the 22 people who died in the bombing at her Manchester Arena gig in May (17). The Side to Side singer, 24, returned to the city less than two weeks after the atrocity to perform again, organising the star-studded One Love Manchester charity concert raising funds for victims and their families. To honour her response to the attack, Manchester City Council passed the motion which recognised her "outstanding and exceptional contribution" to Manchester. Proposing the motion, council leader Richard Leese praised the singer for her decision to return to the city to comfort those who lost loved ones, saying he would've understood if she had stayed in the U.S. He added, "Instead she (Ariana), as an artist, a performer, was determined that she would not perform again until she had returned to Manchester to perform. "She brought comfort to thousands, she raised millions for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund and became the first patron of that fund. That's why Lord Mayor this morning I propose Ariana Grande is made the first honorary citizen of Manchester." Bereaved family members also spoke at the meeting, at which councillors discussed building a permanent memorial to remember those lost in the tragedy. Pop superstars including Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus travelled to Manchester for Ariana's charity concert last month, which raised more than $3 million (£2.3 million) for the victims' fund.

The parents of Justin Trudeau Adam Bilan wanted to thank the Canadian PM for his refugee policy.

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The family said naming their son Justin-Trudeau was their way of thanking the Prime Minister. © Provided by ABC News The family said naming their son Justin-Trudeau was their way of thanking the Prime Minister. Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau has met a Syrian baby named in his honour by a refugee couple after they resettled in Canada.

Afraa Hajj Hammoud and Mohammed Belal fled Syria in 2016 and now call the Canadian city of Calgary home, according to CBC News.

When their son was born in May this year, the couple named him Justin-Trudeau Adam Bilal — a move they said was their way of thanking the Prime Minister for welcoming them to the country.

Mr Trudeau was in Calgary for the Parkdale Community Stampede breakfast when his photographer Adam Scotti snapped photos of the encounter and shared them on social media.

Ariana Grande officially named honorary Manchester citizen

  Ariana Grande officially named honorary Manchester citizen Ariana Grande has been honoured by councillors in Manchester, England for her response to the terror attack after her concert in the city. Local politicians passed a unanimous motion naming Ariana the city's first ever honorary citizen at a special meeting held on Wednesday (12Jul17) to remember the 22 people who died in the bombing at her Manchester Arena gig in May (17). The Side to Side singer, 24, returned to the city less than two weeks after the atrocity to perform again, organising the star-studded One Love Manchester charity concert raising funds for victims and their families. To honour her response to the attack, Manchester City Council passed the motion which recognised her "outstanding and exceptional contribution" to Manchester. Proposing the motion, council leader Richard Leese praised the singer for her decision to return to the city to comfort those who lost loved ones, saying he would've understood if she had stayed in the U.S. He added, "Instead she (Ariana), as an artist, a performer, was determined that she would not perform again until she had returned to Manchester to perform. "She brought comfort to thousands, she raised millions for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund and became the first patron of that fund. That's why Lord Mayor this morning I propose Ariana Grande is made the first honorary citizen of Manchester." Bereaved family members also spoke at the meeting, at which councillors discussed building a permanent memorial to remember those lost in the tragedy. Pop superstars including Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus travelled to Manchester for Ariana's charity concert last month, which raised more than $3 million (£2.3 million) for the victims' fund.

And that mop seemed only appropriate, given his namesake — Justin Trudeau Adam Bilan. The name , of course, is in honour of Canada's prime minister, someone to whom the Bilan family is very thankful to after his refugee initiative welcomed over 40,000 Syrian refugees to Canada.

The Canadian Prime Minister meets baby Justin Trudeau Adam Bilal Credit: Twitter/AdamScotti. The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has had a very special meeting with the baby named in his honour . Syrian refugees Afraa Hajj Hammoud and Mohammed Belal decided to give their

Ms Hammoud told CBC it was an amazing experience to meet the man who inspired their son's name and who made their new life possible.

"I can't believe that I met the Prime Minster Justin Trudeau," Ms Hammoud said.

"He said, 'this is Justin-Trudeau,' and then he says, 'I appreciate that you named him after my name'."

Ms Hammoud told CBC, in Syria, boys are usually named after their fathers or grandfathers.

Mr Trudeau has long been known for his welcoming immigration policies.

About 40,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada over the last year, with roughly a third sponsored by Canadian citizens motivated to bring people to safety.

In the midst of US President Donald Trump's immigration ban, Mr Trudeau took to twitter to welcome anyone seeking refuge from war or unrest and offered temporary residency to stranded travellers.

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