Friday, December 16, 2016

A day in the life of pre-PM Justin Trudeau

Yes, I am still on a Justin Trudeau tear.

He's basically the perfect man. I love him so much I'm willing to watch him in really boring videos like this one from 2014, before he was elected Prime Minister.

What I love about this video is how unglamorous and nitty-gritty it is. Just a fly-on-the-wall perspective of a talented politician performing his quotidian duties, sitting in a small, harshly-lit conference room,  with his name scrawled on a whiteboard, hashing out issues and sharing stories about being the father of an infant; the origins of his new son's name (Hadrian) as well as his own (Justin - both he and his son are named after two of the good Roman emperors); talking about his father, etc etc etc.

He sure is consistent in his message of Canadian diversity. Based on what I've seen of his speeches that is by far the most frequent talking point he hits.

Even if I don't move to Montreal I have a definite urge to visit again.

Here I am in Montreal in September 2005, long before I ever heard of Justin Trudeau. Only a couple of months before I began this blog.