PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU HAS AUDIENCE WITH THE QUEEN, RECEIVES HONORARY DEGREE

Jul 05, 2017

By Bob Komsic

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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.
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