The youthful progressive PM of Canada has become a bastion of liberalism around the world and his opinion on Brexit carried significant influence on the voters in the country.
Justin Trudeau is a Canadian politician serving as the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada since 2015 and Leader of the Liberal Party since 2013. Trudeau is the second-youngest Canadian Prime Minister, after Joe Clark; he is also the first to be related to a previous holder of the post, as the eldest son of Pierre Trudeau.
In 2009, he was appointed the Liberal Party’s critic for youth and multiculturalism, and the following year, became the critic for citizenship and immigration.
He said that his first legislative priority was to lower taxes for middle-income Canadians and raise taxes for the top 1% of income earners after parliament was reconvened on December 3, 2015. Trudeau also issued a statement promising to rebuild relations with indigenous people and run an open, ethical and transparent government.
Justin Trudeau is not exactly the biggest fan of Brexit. He took a jab at Britain while on an official visit to Ireland, saying that Britain was becoming more “inward-looking”. He also highlighted the possible opportunities for countries like Canada and Ireland at a time when their most significant allies (USA and UK respectively) were becoming more protectionist.
The assurances from Justin Trudeau carried a lot of weight since UK has been the biggest trading partner for Canada within the EU and the treaty (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) that governs the trade relations between the two countries took seven years to negotiate.