March 20, 2017 11:34 pm
Updated: March 20, 2017 11:35 pm

No more cardboard cut-outs of Trudeau at Canadian diplomatic missions: Global Affairs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with Lisa Ann Murkowski, Senator of the United States for Alaska, in Houston, Texas, March 10, 2017.

CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA – Justin Trudeau may still be a big draw on the international circuit, but his cardboard stand-ins have fallen flat.

Global Affairs has instructed diplomatic missions in the United States to stop using life-size cardboard cut-outs of the prime minister to promote Canada.

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The order follows the revelation last week that prime ministerial replicas turned up at an event last June organized by the Canadian consulate in Atlanta and earlier this month at a Canadian music
festival in Austin, Tex.

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The Canadian embassy in Washington also rush-ordered a cut-out of its own for use at Canada Day celebrations last year, at a cost of $147.79, including $72.80 for next-day delivery.

The embassy has not explained whether the cardboard Trudeau was ever actually used.

Regardless, it will now have to go into storage.

© 2017 The Canadian Press

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