Trudeau in NYC for climate deal, Q and A, and boxing - Macleans.ca
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (left) spars with Yuri Foreman (right) during a workout at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, New York, USA, 21 April 2016. Trudeau is in New York to participate in the formal signing of the Paris climate agreement on 22 April at the United Nations. Trudeau was at the gym to train with kids from the "Give A Kid A Dream" program that works to provide mentorship to disadvantaged youth through the sport of boxing.
NEW YORK – Justin Trudeau is attending a series of events in New York City — ranging from the formal to the decidedly informal.
The prime minister is in town to sign the Paris climate-change agreement tomorrow.
He’s arriving a day early and has several events planned today.
There’s a question-and-answer session with students at New York University this morning, meetings, and a photo-op in a gym where he’ll be boxing.
Trudeau will be jabbing for the cameras at the legendary Gleason’s Gym — where champions Muhammad Ali, Jake (Raging Bull) LaMotta and Mike Tyson trained, albeit in the gym’s previous locations.
This is the prime minister’s fourth trip to the U.S. since last month: he’s also been hosted at a White House state dinner, attended a nuclear arms-control summit and attended meetings at the United Nations.