Justin Trudeau will be the prime minister of hugs
Whatever else may be true about Stephen Harper, this much is for certain: the guy wasn’t much of a hugger. The Justin Trudeau era should be a touchier, feelier one, because our new PM designate will dive face-first into an embrace with seemingly anyone, up to and including the premier of Ontario. Here, a brief photographic rundown of JT’s best political PDAs.
Before a meeting at Queen’s Park this week, Trudeau and premier Kathleen Wynne hugged away the election-season tension, per the Star.
Kathleen Wynne, again:
Kathleen Wynne enjoys a close political alliance with Justin Trudeau, and she is also the recipient of his best hugs. (This one is from August.)
Trudeau celebrated Vaughan’s 2014 by-election win by burying his nose in the former city councillor’s shoulder.
At Chretien’s 80th birthday, the two men embraced in a sort of ballroom-dance configuration.
McCallion is at an age where she no longer bothers raising her arms above her head for just anyone.
And here’s Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi getting a dose of Trudeau’s magic dust, as documented by the Post.
Elder Evelyn Commanda-Dewache:
Commada-Dewache, a residential school survivor, was also the recipient of a slightly stiffer hug from Stephen Harper. Trudeau’s not afraid of a little forehead contact, though.
The Dalai Lama:
Little-known fact: Trudeau learned everything he knows about hugs directly from the Dalai Lama.