Politics heated up last week in Canada and in the United States. In both countries, people were giving “testimony” about their leaders–Justin Trudeau (Canada) and Donald Trump (United States). “Testimony,” in this case, is when people make a public statement […]
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Julie Payette will be Canada’s next Governor-General, replacing David Johnston. She will start her new job on October 2.
Payette, 53, is a former astronaut, who spent more than 25 days in space.
She speaks six languages.
The United States has a new president.
Donald Trump was “sworn in” or “inaugurated” last Friday as the country’s 45th president. That means he was officially given the job, and Barack Obama is no longer the president of the United States.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Washington, DC recently. It was the first time a Canadian PM has paid an official visit to an American President in 20 years. It was an historic occasion.
Last week, politicians and business leaders from around the world met in Switzerland to “improve the state of the world.” The meeting is called The World Economic Forum and it happens once a year.
Something thoroughly Canadian is happening–the country is welcoming the first of 25,000 Syrian refugees. And the Prime Minister was at the airport to welcome them to their new home.
Canada’s new prime minister plans on changing the way Senators are chosen.
Canada’s new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is getting a lot of attention around the world. Do you know why? (kid-friendly news article)
Canada’s brand-new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is shaking things up a bit. Justin Trudeau’s cabinet is made up of 15 women and 15 men (plus Trudeau). For the first time in Canada’s history, half of the Prime Minister’s closest advisors are women.
Canadians will soon have a very different government in power.
In the federal election last week, the Conservative government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, was defeated.