As a Canadian, I think I would be failing the Canadian people to not write about Canada’s awesome new Prime Minister. Sworn in on November 4th, Justin Trudeau ousted conservative party leader Stephen Harper after nearly a decade of Harper as Prime Minister.
Trudeau made headlines very early in his tenure as he unveiled a cabinet with exactly 50% men and 50% women. And when a reporter asked him why, there was only one answer…
Pretty awesome. Some have claimed that Trudeau appointed unqualified women just to be ahead of the game. This is not true. Trudeau’s cabinet is filled with women who are more than qualified. For instance, Carla Qualtrough is Canada’s new Minister of Sports and Persons with Disabilities. Not only was she the president of Canadian Paralympic Committee and on the legal counsel of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, but she also competed herself in the Paralympics in 1988 and 1992. I don’t think there’s anyone more qualified for the job.
If you haven’t been convinced that Justin Trudeau is all for women’s rights, he is a proud feminist.
I am a feminist. I’m proud to be a feminist. #upfordebate
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 21, 2015
On his to-do list of “things to do while in office,” Trudeau promised to raise the number of Syrian refugees entering Canada to more than double the number the Conservative aimed for. He has come through with this promise, as Canada has moved the number of refugees entering the country to 25,000. Additionally, he aims to legalize marijuana. This has yet to occur, but he’s only been in office a week.
This article would be incomplete if I didn’t acknowledge his incredible looks.
And of course, we cannot leave out this incredible video of him falling down the stairs. It’s his favorite party trick. Enjoy.
While, yes, it’s silly to fall down the stairs for fun, Justin Trudeau is sure to do amazing things for Canada. We can only hope that the United States takes note.
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