We are Sooo Over Justin Trudeau


We are Sooo Over Justin Trudeau

Illustration: Shruti Yatam


e’ve had a whirlwind ride getting to know Justin Trudeau since the dashing young Canadian PM shot onto the global stage. Three years haven’t done much to dull Trudeau’s shine in the eyes of the world, and in today’s action-packed political landscape, that’s nothing to sneeze at. He’s been a diplomacy darling, courted by adoring heads of state wherever he goes, with more fans internationally than in his home country. Especially after a year of Trump as his American counterpart, Trudeau has been a tall, refreshing drink of water.

Unfortunately, the glass is now half empty. Optically speaking, Justin’s got competition from hot new leaders like French President Emmanuel Macron, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Each of these bureaucratic babes is still in their 30s. And Trudeau’s visit to India hasn’t garnered him the usual glowing reviews, i.e. proposals of marriage.