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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau InterviewCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Interview
Trudeau stands for a photograph after an interview in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.Ben Nelms — Getty Images
Trudeau stands for a photograph after an interview in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada., Ben Nelms — Getty Images
  • Title
    Prime Minister
  • Affiliation
    Canada
  • Age
    44

As the political systems of the U.S. and Europe heave with anger and dysfunction, Canada’s new Prime ­Minister offers an upbeat contrast. Having won election decisively in October, Trudeau has rallied the public behind ambitious plans for climate change—he wants to reduce methane emissions, which trap heat at a far greater rate than CO2—and a pledge to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees. He is also moving to legalize marijuana. And he’s doing it with a soft-swagger optimism that’s rare in Western democracies right now.

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