Justin Trudeau Celebrated Vaisakhi With Sikh Canadians

Justin Trudeau Celebrated Vaisakhi With Sikh Canadians
Source: Facebook
Source: Facebook

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took time on Monday to celebrate the Sikh spring harvest festival Vaisakhi with fellow Canadians on Ottawa's Parliament Hill.

Trudeau posted pictures of the joint celebration on his official Facebook page, thanking Sikhs for their contribution to the country. 

"Great to be at Vaisakhi on the Hill today!" the prime minister wrote. "I'm proud to celebrate the remarkable contributions of Sikh Canadians."

Trudeau has been commended for his unusually inclusive cabinet selection, across gender, race and religion. About half of his cabinet consists of women, and it includes two aboriginals and three Sikh ministers. 

Just when you thought he couldn't get any hotter, he goes and does this:

Trudeau's participation in the celebration sends a strong message to a community that has historically been the target of discrimination across North America — in 2008, for example, a student in New Jersey set fire to a Sikh student's turban.

So, if you weren't thirsty for him before, this'll probably seal the deal. 

Oh, Canada.

Read more: New Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Just Showed the World How You Treat Women in Politics

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Natasha Noman

Natasha is a News Staff Writer covering global affairs. She previously reported on regional affairs from Pakistan. Natasha is based in New York and can be reached at natasha@mic.com.

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