Justin-Trudeau
This post is not political, it is simply all about politics. There is an important difference to be made. It is about watching a dream come to fruition. It is about connecting your past with your present. It is about gushing like a school girl. Have I piqued your interest? Then read on.
 
I have shared the story of my family’s immigration to Canada in the early 1970’s on the blog before. My father, of Pakistani origin, lived in Frankfurt, Germany when he saw the late Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau on television, proclaim the ever famous line “Just watch me!” during the October crisis of 1970. That speech and that moment defined the future of my family as it inspired him to immigrate to Canada where he arrived in Montreal on Christmas day of 1974 with his new wife and infant child. My parents raised my siblings and I to be fiercely proud Canadians, Muslims and Quebecers. 
 
I have written about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before. I did not do so as a staunch Liberal (because that would be beside the point) but rather as a humanitarian and as a Canadian Muslim woman thankful for his inclusive politics, pro-feminism and his support of the cultural diversity that makes our country flourish.
 
What you might not know about me is that it was always a dream of mine to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. This dream did not just grow when he took office but rather when I watched him deliver the eulogy at his father’s funeral in 2000. I wanted to meet him in person and tell him that his father was the reason my father had chosen to move to this beautiful country. His father was my dad’s hero and for that I was ever grateful. In the recent past my desire to meet the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau has flourished as I have watched him unite our country, its diverse community and its people.
 
We all have a right to our political views and if you do not agree with mine, that is alright. I still respect your right to disagree, but recently…..I got to MEET Justin. Trudeau. Prime. Minister. Justin. Trudeau. It HAPPENED. I walked out of the event and was floating on cloud nine. No alcohol was consumed 🙂 So I took out my phone and recorded the following video. It’s a very un-Fariha like video to share but it expresses my sentiments precisely so here you go.
 
While the meeting was brief, I am so thankful to have had that experience. It is one that I will cherish for a very long time. 

 

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The author Fariha

Fariha is a mom of two, journalist, blogger, social media specialist and digital influencer. She is also an ambassador for Canadian diversity. Her blog specializes in lifestyle, automotive, travel, giveaway and product reviews from a uniquely Canadian perspective. If you are interested in collaborating or promoting your product, service or travel destination, email Fariha: editor@canadianmomeh.com or find her on Twitter @CanadianMomEh.

16 Comments

  1. You are so lucky to have met him. I would love the opportunity. He comes across as such a personable person. I totally understand the need to gush like a school girl.

  2. What an awesome opportunity for you that you got to meet the Canadian Prime Minister. He is such a great leader. It’s something you will remember for the rest of your life.

  3. This must have been such an amazing day. It would be such an honor to get to meet Justin Trudeau.

  4. Oh you must have been so excited to get to meet the Prime Minister. I am hoping to be in Ottawa this summer to tour the Parliament buildings.

  5. The Prime Minister is really cute and seems like such a cool guy. I kind of wish we had a leader like him.

  6. I am glad that you got to meet the person that you have always wanted to meet. I would love to meet Barack Obama here in the US, but that probably won’t happen. As for as our current President, well, I don’t really care.

  7. The Prime Minister is such an inspiring person. I loved always seeing the great stuff that he and our former POTUS accomplished together. Congrats to you!

  8. What a great opportunity. Politics aside, it’s wonderful to be able to meet the Prime Minister no matter what party you support.

  9. Oh, my. Must be so exciting to meet the Prime Minister. Glad you enjoyed this experience!

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