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BRIEF-Trudeau says Canada expects a role in investigation into the Ukrainian jet crash

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Jan 8 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says:

* 138 PASSENGERS ON CRASHED UKRAINIAN JET WERE CONNECTING TO CANADA

* CANADIAN FOREIGN MINISTER WILL BE SPEAKING WITH IRANIAN COUNTERPART TO UNDERLINE NEED FOR PROPER PROBE OF CRASH

* HE SPOKE TO U.S. PRESIDENT TRUMP EARLIER ON WEDNESDAY

* IT IS VERY EARLY DAYS IN PROBE, DANGEROUS TO SPECULATE ON POSSIBLE CAUSES OF UKRAINE AIRLINER CRASH

* CANADA EXPECTS TO HAVE A ROLE IN THE INVESTIGATION OF THE UKRAINIAN JET CRASH (Reporting by Steve Scherer)