1. Ivanka Trump
|Get you someone that looks at you the way Ivanka Trump looks at Justin Trudeau. These images went viral with the caption, "Find someone who looks at you the way Ivanka Trump looks at Trudeau." If this isn't true love, I don't know what is.|
2. Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton's body language speaks volumes. When we thin-slicing her nonverbal signals we see:
1. Her smile is sincere
2. Her face is blushing
3. She's performing (initiating) a HABE gesture (Hair Adjustment Behind Ear)
4. Her head and neck are flexed forward - as well as side-tilted toward the Canadian Prime Minister
5. She's locked in eye contact with Justin Trudeau
Despite standing next to Prince William, Kate's body language cluster in this moment is strongly indicative of her sincere attraction for Justin. Of course, like the rest of us, she's only human - and also, like the rest of us, simply being physically attracted to another person does not at all mean she will act on this feeling. Yet there's no denying she finds Mr. Trudeau alluring.
The next time you're in Justin Trudeau's shoes - and on the receiving end of similar nonverbal behavior - you can be assured your onlooker finds you sexually attractive. And while, as we see here, it may be quite innocent - it may also just as likely be quite flirtatious.
3. Emma Watson
|Even Emma Watson can't keep it together near the Canadian leader. Getty Images|
This was further proven a few days ago when pictures of Ivanka Trump staring at Justin Trudeau went viral and sparked a new meme suggesting how everyone just can’t help but crush on Canada’s Prime Minister.
4. Prince Harry
|Prince Harry and Justin are living a heated bromance—and the internet can't get enough.|
Trudeau and the rest of Canada had anxiously been waiting for Harry’s arrival in Toronto to promote next year’s Invictus Games. And he didn’t disappoint. In fact, neither man did.
Watching the fifth in line to the British throne meet Canada’s leader was like watching unicorns frolicking in a meadow under a sky filled with sunshine and rainbows. Basically, magic.
They dressed up.
5. Baby Kids
Look, our approach on legalizing marijuana is not about creating a boutique industry or bringing in tax revenue, it’s based on two very simple principles:
The first one is, young people have easier access to cannabis now, in Canada, than they do in just about any other countries in the world. [Of] 29 different countries studied by the U.N., Canada was number one in terms of underage access to marijuana. And whatever you might think or studies seen about cannabis being less harmful than alcohol or even cigarettes, the fact is it is bad for the developing brain and we need to make sure that it’s harder for underage Canadians to access marijuana. And that will happen under a controlled and regulated regime.
The other piece of it is there are billions upon billions of dollars flowing into the pockets of organized crime, street gangs and gun-runners, because of the illicit marijuana trade, and if we can get that out of the criminal elements and into a more regulated fashion we will reduce the amount of criminal activity that’s profiting from those, and that has offshoots into so many other criminal activities. So those are my focuses on that.
I have no doubt that Canadians and entrepreneurs will be tremendously innovative in finding ways to create positive economic benefits from the legalization and control of marijuana, but our focus is on protecting kids and protecting our streets.
Trudeau made these remarks in response to a conference participant who said that "Canada could be to cannabis as France is to wine." These enthusiastic predictions about the burgeoning marijuana industry — billions of dollars in revenue and taxes, thousands of jobs created -- should be familiar to anyone who's followed efforts to legalize pot here in the United States.
But Trudeau's argument for legalization is concerned less with creating benefits, and more with reducing harms. He starts from the same place that many legalization opponents start from — concern for the safety of children.
Opponents of legalization have always argued that relaxing marijuana laws will inevitably lead to increased use among teens and adolescents. This would obviously be a problem, because younger users are more at risk for marijuana dependency than adults, and heavy use among teens has been linked to a whole host of social and mental health problems.
But Trudeau points to an easy-to-overlook fact: It's already incredibly easy for teenagers to get high if they want to. In 2015, for instance, nearly 80 percent of U.S. 12th-graders said it would be easy for them to obtain marijuana. It's clear, in other words, that current policies centered on making the drug completely illegal are doing little to keep it out of the hands of kids who want to use it.
Trudeau argues that taking pot out of the black market and putting it under the aegis of a regulatory structure will actually make it harder for kids — those most susceptible to the drug's harms — to obtain it. We don't really know yet if that's the case. Legalization experiments in Colorado and elsewhere are still too young to draw sweeping conclusions about the effects of legalization on teen use and access.
That said, the early data is encouraging. A recent study published in Lancet Psychiatry found that the over the past decade or so — as 13 states passed medical-marijuana laws, 10 states relaxed penalties for marijuana use, and Colorado and Washington became the first states to fully legalize recreational pot use — not only have national teen marijuana use rates declined, but problems associated with teen marijuana use, like dependency, have fallen too.
6. Angela Merkel
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can add German Chancellor Angela Merkel to his legion of female fans.
This week the 45-year-old whipped social media users into a frenzy when photos of Ivanka Trump appearing to gaze longingly at him circulated.
He has previously had a similar effect on figures including the Duchess of Cambridge and actress Emma Watson.
By the look of pictures taken today, the German leader is also under his spell.
Trudeau, who is on a two day state visit to Germany, was greeted by Merkel outside the Chancellory in Berlin this morning.
The two were also pictured dining together last night at the Regent hotel in the German capital, where they held a private meeting.
7. Donald Trump
|Canada's Trudeau talks trade with Trump at White House. Getty Images|
After their White House meeting, the North American neighbors emerged to hail their close ties, with Trump promising to “build upon our very historic friendship” and Trudeau noting the “special” bond between the countries.
But it was hard to escape their contrasting worldviews.
Speaking to reporters, Trump defended his restrictive refugee and immigration orders, saying that “we cannot let the wrong people in.” Trudeau, on the other hand, said Canada continues to “pursue our policies of openness.”
Trudeau later acknowledged that there are times when the two countries differ. But he said, “The last thing Canadians expect is for me to come down and lecture another country on how they chose to govern themselves.”
During their post-meeting news conference, the reporters Trump called on did not ask about two pressing issues of the day – the future of embattled National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and North Korea’s reported ballistic missile launch.
The stakes for Trudeau in his Washington visit are high: He is seeking to ensure Canada is not crippled as Trump re-negotiates the North American Free Trade Agreement. And he got much of what he was looking for. Trump praised the “outstanding” trade relationship between the United States and Canada and said he would only be “tweaking” it going forward.
“We’ll be doing certain things that are going to benefit both of our countries. It’s a much less severe situation than what’s taking place on the southern border,” said Trump, who has been strongly critical of America’s trade situation with Mexico.
Trade relations with the U.S. are crucial to Canada as more than 75 percent of Canada’s exports and 98 percent of its oil exports go to the U.S., while 18 percent of American exports go to Canada.
Monday’s meeting was billed as one the most important for a Canadian leader with a U.S. president in decades because of Canada’s heavy reliance on its southern neighbor.
Trump greeted Trudeau with a firm handshake as the Canadian arrived at the White House on a blustery morning. The two posed silently before reporters, until Trump suggested they shake hands for the cameras. Trudeau did bring a personal gift – a photo of Trump with Trudeau’s father, the late Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.
Justin Trudeau, age 45, and Trump, age 70, have vastly different outlooks on the world.
Trudeau is a liberal who champions free trade and has welcomed 40,000 Syrian refugees. He calls himself a feminist and women make up half his Cabinet.
Trump has few women in his Cabinet. He has taken a protectionist stance on trade and wants to crack down on the inflow of migrants and refugees. His order to temporarily halt entry into the U.S. by people from seven predominantly Muslim nations is currently tied up in court.
Trump already has been good for Canada as he has said he’ll expedite approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline from Alberta through America’s midsection would carry more than one-fifth of the oil Canada exports to the United States. Former President Barack Obama turned down the pipeline, a major blow Canada’s oil industry.
Canada has the third largest known oil reserves in the world and needs infrastructure to export its growing oil sands production. The country is America’s largest supplier of foreign oil.
In addition to private meetings, the leaders held a roundtable discussion with female executives from the U.S. and Canada and announced a task force focused on women in the workforce.
Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump was in attendance at the meeting and helped recruit participants and set the agenda, fresh evidence of her policy influence.
Said Trump: “In order to create economic growth and lots of very good, well-paying jobs, we must ensure that our economy is a place where women can work and thrive, and I think that’s happening in the United States much more so. And Ivanka is very much involved in this. And I appreciate you being involved in it.”
Trudeau’s Canadian administration suggested the task force as a way to work on a shared interest. Dina Powell, assistant to the president and senior counselor for economic initiatives, worked to set up the event, along with Katie Telford, Trudeau’s chief of staff and Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland.
Trudeau said the task force was “about understanding that women in leadership positions is a very powerful leverage for success, for business, for communities and for our entire economy.”
Female executives at the table, from major companies in both countries, included General Electric Canada CEO Elyse Allan, TransAlta Corp. CEO Dawn Farrell, Linamar Corp. CEO Linda Hasenfratz, T&T Supermarket Inc. CEO Tina Lee and Schnitzer Steel Industries CEO Tamara Lundgren.
Also there were Julie Sweet, CEO-North America for Accenture; NRStor CEO Annette Verschuren; Monique Leroux, chair of the board of directors for Investissement Quebec, and Carol Stephenson, of the board of directors for General Motors Co.
Trudeau was met later with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
8. The Girls
|You can't deny that Justin Trudeau has a hands-on approach to politics. Getty Images|
9. A look at Justin Trudeau’s hands-on approach to politics
Poor John Turner.
The former prime minister made a few off-colour jokes and patted cabinet minister Iona Campagnolo’s bottom and not even his claim to being a “tactile” politician could save him from ridicule.
Now, he finds — in prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau — a leader who makes Turner look like bland old Mackenzie King as he takes tactility to a whole new level.
The latest outbreak of Trudeau’s hands-on approach to politics occurred Tuesday when he greeted Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne with an embrace that would have put Bogey and Bacall, or the smouldering principals of the English Patient to shame.
In the photo, the PM-to-be, with his tie rakishly askew, has his left hand on the premier’s rib cage. He is leaning in. His eyes are riveted on hers. She is bending slightly back, as if in mild alarm, her right hand on his left forearm. A radio reporter apparently timed the Liberal tête-à-tête at about five photographer-pleasing seconds.
To those accustomed to the stiff, robotic era of outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the exuberant physicality of Justin Trudeau is the next best thing to a Canadian version of a bunga-bunga party, the orgiastic gatherings periodically convened by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi to allay the stresses of high office.
10. This Teen Asked Justin Trudeau To Be Her Prom Date
Last week, Taylor-Proulx posted this photo on social media in hopes of wooing Trudeau into accompanying her. It’s now been shared more than 3,600 times on Facebook.
“It started out as a joke between my best friend and I,” she told BuzzFeed Canada. “I truly did not expect it to get this big.”
They got the idea while discussing their impending graduation. Taylor-Proulx’s boyfriend had recently broken up with her and she didn’t know who to take to prom.
“I made a joke to my friend saying that I should just invite the prime minister instead,” she said. “My friend thought it would be hilarious and she said I should upload a photo of myself holding up a sign asking him to prom.”
An hour later she checked back in to find the photo had blown up. “I was really shocked, I thought only my friends would see it and think it was stupid, but people all across the country were sharing the photo.”
“Now people keep asking if I am the Trudeau girl and my friend’s parents keep discussing politics with me,” she said.
Though she doubts Trudeau will have time to be her prom date, she said having the PM appear at her small arts school would make a big impression on her peers.
“Not only would he be gaining future voters but enlightening my peers on what being a prime minister is all about,” she said.
“I am hoping to at least get an email or a phone call from him but I understand if he doesn’t. He is the prime minister, after all.”
“Everyone is thinking it’s because I have a crush on him; but I am only 17 and I think he’s a little too old for me,” she said. Trudeau’s wife Sophie Grégoire is welcome to come, too, she added.
The prom isn’t until June 18th, so Trudeau has some time to consider the offer.
“If it doesn’t work out though, I have been getting tons of messages from guys saying they would be my prom date instead.”
Although there has certainly been a lot of Trudeau thirst lately, Taylor-Proulx said the PM just happened to be the first person that popped into her head.