Ottawa: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed Parliament for the first time on Monday since Hamas launched its attack on Israel earlier this month.

He says Canada is calling for “unimpeded humanitarian access” and a humanitarian corridor in Gaza so that essential aid like food, fuel and water can be delivered.

He also reiterated Canada’s commitment to give $10 million in humanitarian assistance and stressed that none of the aid would be going to Hamas.

Trudeau says some 1,300 passengers have now left Israel aboard flights arranged by the Canadian Armed Forces.

In his first address to Parliament since the October 7th Hamas attack on Israel that sparked the ongoing conflict, Trudeau also called on Hamas to immediately release those being held hostage in Gaza.

At least three missing Canadians are believed to be among those taken hostage. — The Canadian Press

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