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Presidency Canada: Comments Monday and Lima Group

presidency canada: Their meeting comes amid massive protests in Venezuela aimed at pressing Maduro, the country's socialist leader, to vacate the presidency, according to Vancouver Courier. Canada and the Lima Group are backing Juan Guaido, the opposition leader who's the head of Venezuela's legislature, as Maduro's replacement. Trudeau made the comments Monday ahead of an emergency meeting of like-minded countries in Ottawa to discuss the political, economic and humanitarian crises in Venezuela, which has spilled over into its neighbours.article continues below Trending StoriesNPA fails to meet deadline to file election documentsBC pioneers residential care for eating disorders Cultural Society connects local Tamils with their heritage More money, more greenspace, according to UBC study The so-called Lima Group includes more than a dozen Western Hemisphere nations. Trudeau also announced 53 million worth of humanitarian assistance Monday for the most-pressing needs of Venezuelans, including the almost 3 million refugees. This is a pivotal moment for the people of Venezuela we are observing a widespread rejection of the Maduro regime's illegitimate claim to power following fraudulent elections last May, Trudeau said in his opening remarks before the meeting. The funds will go to trusted partners and neighbouring countries, he said. ( As reported in the news.