March 9, 2016 3:49 pm
Updated: March 9, 2016 4:00 pm

Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau invites Americans to Canada with ‘open arms’

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Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, the wife of Canada’s prime minister, spoke candidly about women in politics and invited Americans to Canada with “open arms,“ in an recent interview.

In an interview with Yahoo! News anchor Katie Couric, Grégoire-Trudeau began the interview candidly, referring her as “wife of the prime minister.”

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“I understand that I’m to call you ‘Madame’ because there are no First Lady’s, there’s no such thing as a First Lady here in Canada,” Couric said.

“There’s no actual title,” Grégoire-Trudeau explained. “Except sometimes ‘wife of the prime minister, which, you know,” Grégoire-Trudeau said, pausing for a laugh. “We could be a little more progressive.”

“But please, call me Sophie,” Grégoire Trudeau said.

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The news anchor referred to the Trudeaus as the “it couple” and Grégoire-Trudeau “may be the most talked about woman in Canada,” as images of headlines and still photographs danced across the screen.

“The couple has inspired comparisons to America’s most famous first family, the Kennedys,” Couric narrated.

“I don’t make much of comparisons in general, it’s not how I think people construct themselves and I don’t think it’s a healthy way of dealing with your own reality,” Grégoire-Trudeau said.

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The wife of the prime minister talked about being in the “spotlight” and how much of her time is focused on their three kids, Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien.

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“My daily life is mostly spent with my three kids and raising them,” Grégoire-Trudeau explained. “So, I think you have to create a distance between the thoughts that are there in the media and the true person you are.”

When speaking about U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, the “American obsession” as the news anchor put it, Grégoire-Trudeau declined to comment but said “we must foster relationships that really promote openness and acceptance.”

“Even in Canada we had lots of polarity, politically,” Grégoire-Trudeau said. “I can’t wait to see how the American people will come together and decide what’s best for the common good.”

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Couric pointed out that following Trump’s win on Super Tuesday, online searches of “how to move to Canada” spiked in the United States.

“So you’re not going to tell me it’s because my husband was elected,” Grégoire-Trudeau said with a laugh.

“I’m here with open arms, come on over,” Grégoire-Trudeau joking said, inviting Americans to make the move.

The interview was released just days before the Trudeaus were headed to Washington D.C. for an official three-day visit.

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