On October 19 Justin Trudeau — the son of legendary Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau — was elected to the country's highest office.
His election comes after 10 years of two Conservative minority governments and one majority. The country's domestic programs have changed extensively during that time, beginning with the scrapping of the long-form census, long-gun registry, and then environmental protections for small lakes and rivers.
But these are not the issues that will occupy Trudeau in his first days as Prime Minister. With a series of world meetings, including a G20 Summit in Turkey and Commonwealth Summit in Malta, not to mention hopes to forge a global climate treaty in Paris in early December, Trudeau will be thrust onto the world stage.
Monocle radio invited me to their studio at Midori House in London to speak about where Trudeau comes from and what we can expect as he projects a different image of Canada to the world.