BARACK OBAMA URGES CANADIANS TO RE-ELECT TRUDEAU LIBERALS
Oct 16, 2019
By Bob Komsic
Former U.S. president Barack Obama thinks Canadians should give Justin Trudeau a second term as prime minister.
In a message on Twitter, Obama gave the Liberal leader his cross-border backing with five days until Canadians vote.
”I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President. He’s a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change. The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term,” Obama said in a social media post.
The two became close friends after the last federal election and appear to remain so even after Obama’s second term ended in January 2017.
They dined at an Ottawa-area restaurant last spring while Obama was in the country to headline a speaking event.