Friday 21 July 2017

Justin Trudeau's Earth Day message sounds more like a romantic novel than a political bulletin

By Prudence Wade

His voice is unbelievably soothing.

Yesterday was Earth Day, and Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau marked the day with the most classically Trudeau video you can imagine.

Instead of merely wishing everyone a happy Earth Day and reminding you to recycle, obviously Trudeau takes things up a notch.

He waxes lyrical about the majesty of the Canadian great outdoors: particularly time he spent during childhood around Harrington Lake and Gatineau Park.

He says: “I often say it was like a Hardy boys novel with adventure everywhere.”

And the descriptions Trudeau uses certainly are very novel-esque: “We’d take turns stretching out into the sun, jumping in the lake, and planning our next adventure.” How delightful.

He finishes the video with the soothing words: “Have a great Earth Day, wherever your adventure takes you” – a message that’s sure won him a lot of fans.

We can only imagine how good he would be at reading bedtime stories.

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