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Canada PM says splitting immigrant children from parents 'unacceptable'

FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday said the U.S. practice of separating immigrant children from their parents on the southern border was unacceptable and wrong.

The comments were by far the harshest by a member of the Canadian government, which is trying to prevent a trade war with the United States. As recently as Monday, Trudeau had said he would not play politics with the issue.

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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