Published On: Tue, May 24th, 2016

Canadian PM Trudeau shows romance is not dead



TOKYO: Whoever said romance was dead has obviously not met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The 44-year-old pinup premier said Tuesday (May 24) he would take a day off ahead of G7 talks in Japan to celebrate his wedding anniversary with spouse Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, calling it an essential “work-life balance”.

 The couple, who arrived in Japan on Monday, are headed to a traditional inn called a ryokan on Wednesday before the two-day meeting of the club of rich nations begins Thursday.

The photogenic Trudeau — who has amassed a growing legion of mostly female fans — said the pair would rely on “personal funds” for their 11th wedding celebration.

“This is the kind of work-life balance that I’ve often talked about as being essential in order to be able to be in service of the country,” he told reporters in Tokyo.

Earlier Tuesday, Mr Trudeau met the Imperial couple and auto industry executives, and was to hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the evening.

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Justin Pierre James Trudeau is a Canadian politician who is the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, and the leader of the Liberal Party. The second-youngest Canadian prime minister after Joe Clark, he is also, as the eldest son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau, the first child of a previous prime minister to hold the post.Trudeau was born in Ottawa and attended Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf. He earned a BA in English literature from McGill University in 1994, and a BEd from the University of British Columbia in 1998. He gained a high public profile in October 2000, when he delivered a eulogy at his father’s state funeral. After graduating, he worked as a teacher in Vancouver, British Columbia, then studied engineering, and began a master’s degree in environmental geography. He used his public profile to advocate for various causes and acted in the 2007 TV miniseries The Great War.

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology