Trudeau: Plane victims would be alive if not for tensions

TRUDEAU

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the victims of the Ukrainian jetliner shot down by a missile that killed 176 people including 57 Canadians would be alive right now if tensions had not escalated in the region. 

Trudeau has been careful to avoid blaming U.S. President Donald Trump for the deaths of the passengers after Trump ordered the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran's top general, in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad. 

Some Canadians including a leading corporate leader in the country blame Trump in part for the deaths. 

Trudeau has spoken to Trump.