PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU HAS AUDIENCE WITH THE QUEEN, RECEIVES HONORARY DEGREE
Jul 05, 2017
By Bob Komsic
Justin Trudeau had his second private audience with the Queen since becoming prime minister, mainly because the 91-year-old monarch was not able to travel to Canada to mark the country’s 150th birthday.
(Andrew Milligan / Pool via Associated Press)
In brief remarks outside the queen’s official Scottish residence, Trudeau said it was a ”warm and engaged conversation in which she displayed knowledge and interest on a wide range of global affairs and goings-on in Canada. It’s always a pleasure to meet with her.”
Earlier, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh in recognition of his advocacy for equality and diversity.
(Ryan Remiorz / Canadian Press)
During the convocation ceremony, Trudeau told graduates of the school of social and political sciences to go out and make the world proud.
Dressed in a red and orange robe, he said when he graduated from McGill University 23 years ago he had no interest in becoming a politician.