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Trudeau helps mark Chinese New Year

Prime Minister arrived with former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion on his arm


 
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, walks hand-in-hand with former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion as they attend the 27th Annual Dragon Ball Gala, in celebration of the Chinese New Year, in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, walks hand-in-hand withHazel McCallion as they attend the 27th Annual Dragon Ball Gala. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Michelle Siu

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau helped Toronto’s Chinese-Canadian community celebrate the Lunar New Year at a gala event in Toronto Saturday night.

He was the guest of honour at the Dragon Ball, where he celebrated the beginning of the Year of the Monkey.

He arrived with former Mississauga, Ont. mayor Hazel McCallion on his arm, joking she was a date “almost as hot” as his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau.

McCallion, 94, served as mayor for 36 years but retired in 2014.

At the event, held by the Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation, Trudeau participated in a traditional eye-dotting ceremony during a lion dance.

He pointed out that Canada has had diplomatic relations with China for 45 years, and the relationship is growing stronger each year. He noted that there are 1.3 million Chinese-Canadians.

Immigration minister John McCallum, Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown and Xue Bing, Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Toronto, also attended.

Seats started at $480, and money raised went to the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care.


 

Trudeau helps mark Chinese New Year

  1. He just won’t stop campaigning. This is getting irritating. He seems to be doing everything except working.

    • He IS WORKING….not everybody digs ditches you know…..

      • I’m still waiting for Macleans to publish his Potty Training Pictures …….

        • Aw the twisted and bent people of Alberta, are in full cry after losing the election I see.

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