Known as the Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards, the yearly gala picks one prominent world leader as a "guest of honour." For the 2017 event, Montreal's very own Justin Trudeau was picked above all other politicians.
Representatives for the annual event say the Prime Minister " will be recognized for his visionary leadership, support for open trade and borders, and respect for universal freedom and diversity."
In other words, the Atlantic Council Global Citizen Awards is saying Justin Trudeau is the world's best politician. At least for 2017.
To be held on September 19th in New York City, the ritzy celebration brings together the cream of the world's political and economical crop. An American think-tank founded in 1961, the Atlantic Council's Global Citizens Awards is one of the organization's flagship events.
"These awards are designed to spotlight the inspired leadership our complex world requires" says Brent Scowcroft, Atlantic Council interim chairman.
Honoured guests are meant to represent the world's best when it comes to political, business, arts, and humanitarian leadership. Can't think of anyone else who encapsulates all that better than Trudeau. Well, certainly not Trump.
Justin Trudeau's Liberals will get a minority government following Canada's 2021 election, the CBC projects. The public broadcaster projected earlier in the evening that the Liberals would win a government, but it was not immediately clear whether the party would claim a minority or majority of seats in the House of Commons, the CBC said.
The result, of course, is that it's possible little will change in the balance of power in the next parliament. The Liberals have held a minority government since the last federal election in 2019.
As of the time of writing, Elections Canada has not released results for all ridings.
Elections Canada allows members of the media to apply to participate in pools (i.e. a few designated individuals taking pics that can be used more widely) specifically to obtain photos of registered party leaders in their polling stations.
The federal election agency confirmed to Narcity that there's no rule that forbids a party leader's photographer from participating in a pool.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative leader Erin O'Toole both shared photos of themselves casting their votes on Monday.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appeared on Quebec talk show La semaine des 4 Julie Thursday evening and opened up ever so slightly about his early relationship with his wife Sophie.
Host Julie Snyder pressed Trudeau about his dating life in his youth. Trudeau admitted he wasn't "quick" with girls, including Sophie. "We took our time to make sure [she] was the right one and I was the right one," he said of the relationship.
But their slow start seems to have been about more than compatibility. "We were both in a bit of a complicated phase in our personal lives," Trudeau said, appearing to choose his words carefully.
He went on: "When I met this girl I knew that this was something serious with enormous potential. I didn't want to go too fast. I didn't want to miss my chance."
"I had a few things in my life to sort out before I could focus just on her," he added, grinning and stumbling slightly.
"Like a contestant on Occupation Double, you had to be single?" Snyder asked, referring to the hit Quebec reality competition in which eccentric castmembers search for love.
"You could say that," the prime minister answered, seeming to gesture in the affirmative.