ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR - NOVEMBER 25: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (C) is welcomed by the President of Madagascar Hery Rajaonarimampianina (L) with an official ceremony at Ivato International Airport before the Francophonie summit in Antananarivo, Madagascar on November 25, 2016. (Photo by Henitsoa Rafalia/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)Henitsoa Rafalia—Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
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In a world roiled by populist anger, Justin Trudeau stands as a lonely icon of moderation. As Prime Minister, he has helped Canada welcome more than 35,000 refugees from the Syrian conflict—more than double the number taken in by the U.S. (which has 10 times the population). He has also achieved smooth relations with other leaders, including an unpredictable new President south of the border, increasing Trudeau’s stature on the world stage. At home, Canadians are enjoying steadier economic times, with the country posting booming GDP growth in the second half of 2016 after a nearly stagnant 2015. Trudeau still enjoys status as a sex symbol, but now with the growing mantle of a statesman.