OTTAWA—This past week, the Trudeau government made headlines for its international engagement, particularly at the United Nations. The media widely reported on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to the United Nations, not just because of Canada’s interest in attaining a security council seat but also because Canada sat down with executive director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka to discuss Canada’s support for a global gender equality. Trudeau was also celebrated by Catalyst for his leadership in appointing a gender-balanced cabinet—where he once again demonstrated his comfort in self-identifying as a feminist. It’s something to which Canadians are growing accustomed but it remains a novelty among male leaders the world over. Not surprisingly, it stood out.
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