Justin Trudeau Makes An Impression in International Debut
It was a globe-spanning trip marked by trade talk, a terror attack, personal introductions and some celebrity frenzy.
Trudeau returned to the nation’s capital Friday after a marathon first outing on the world stage, a week of travel that took him around the world in his military Airbus jet on a trip that covered 33,321 kilometres and just over 36 hours of flying time.
It was not an ideal time to make an initial foray abroad, coming mere days after taking office, with the work of setting up government back home still in the early stages.
But for a leader keen to reinforce his claim that Canada is indeed “back” in the world, attending the G20 summit in Turkey and then on to the meeting of leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Manila gave Trudeau an invaluable opportunity to make a quick round of introductions. Details