Trudeau speaks to Broadway audience at Come From Away

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke from a Broadway stage Wednesday to an audience of the Canadian musical Come From Away with much of the audience made up of Newfoundland politicians and family. The play recounts the hospitality extended to stranded travelers on 9-11 when aircraft were directed to land at Gander airport. Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump was also at the performance on Wednesday night, alongside Nikki Haley, the U.S. representative to the United Nations. When Trump arrived, she spoke with several Canadian and Newfoundland and Labrador politicians, including MP Judy Foote. The mayors of Gander and Appleton, N.L., both greeted Trump. The men inspired characters in Come From Away.


Aydin Coban, a 38-year-old Dutch man, has been sentenced to 10 years and 243 days in prison for online fraud and blackmail in relation to the abuse of 34 young women and men. The sentence, handed down by a judge in the Netherlands, is the maximum that prosecutors were seeking. Coban also faces charges in relation to the cyberbullying of B.C. teenager Amanda Todd. In October 2012, Todd, who was 15 at the time, committed suicide after posting a video on YouTube saying she had been blackmailed by someone online.