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#MacTownHall as it happened

From Star Wars fans to Donald Trump and the war on terror, a brief Twitter summary of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s town hall


 

It’s not often eight-year-olds get excited to meet a politician. Then again, it’s not every day that children get the chance to ask the Prime Minister a question on national TV. As Isaac Pinarski and his sister were en route to the Maclean’s Town Hall with Justin Trudeau in Ottawa…

… final preparations were underway for the set.

Trudeau fielded questions from Maclean’s, Chatelaine and L’actualité journalists, not to mention plenty more from Canadians via Twitter or Facebook. Early on, he was asked early about his “charm offensive” such as his trip with children from a local hospital to a sneak peek of the new Star Wars movie or his recent photo shoot with Vogue magazine.

As the conversation turned to policy, one question from Maria Jacko about murdered and missing indigenous women stood out:

During the one-hour event, Trudeau answered questions ranging from child care to the war on terror. He was also asked about Donald Trump’s recent comments towards Muslims.

And when the Town Hall was nearing its end, young Isaac got his chance to speak directly to the Prime Minister.

(For the record: Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is also a big Star Wars fan too.)

And, perhaps fittingly for our new Prime Minister, the event ended with a selfie.


 

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