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Canada Wants Literally Nothing To Do With Donald Trump's Racist Ideas

"It's something that we can't accept in Canada."

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Today, Canada's foreign affairs minister St├ęphane Dion had some strong words about Trump's proposal.

Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS

"It's something that we can't accept in Canada... We have never been as far removed from what we've just heard in the United States. No political party here could get anywhere near what's been said in the United States, not even with an Olympic-style pole vault."

Leader of the Opposition Rona Ambrose also criticized Trump's "ridiculous comments."

Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS

"I don't think I have to be a Conservative to condemn Mr. Trump's remarks. They're ridiculous comments and it's up to the people of the United States to choose who their leader is or up to people in his party but I am sure that, by and large, even people in his party will think his comments are ridiculous."

Elamin Abdelmahmoud is a curation editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto

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