“I was fortunate enough to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently,” he wrote. “Seeing a young, exciting prime minister and his colleagues in action was a breath of fresh air.”
He went on to commend the father of three on his recent appearance at Davos. “Where too many people focus on the negatives, he was optimistic on topics ranging from drug policy to climate change to diversity. On the latter, he said: ‘Diversity isn’t just sound social policy. Diversity is the engine of invention. It generates creativity that helps change the world. We know this in Canada.'”
He also applauded the prime minister for his approach to gender equality in parliament, pledge to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana and goals to help the country’s at-risk youth.
To the last point, the 65-year-old even offered some advice: “[My company] is investing in helping youth gain skills to get jobs as well as support to live a prosperous and healthy life. I would also encourage Canada to look at programmes such as start-up loans to help create even more opportunities for young people.”
This isn’t the first time Trudeau has garnered positive praise from world leaders, celebrities or media outlets. He recently appeared in the pages of Vogue with his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, and got a thumbs up from U.S. President Barack Obama because of his stance on climate change. Trudeau even made Queen Elizabeth II chuckle during a recent visit to Buckingham Palace.