World Environment Day just passed and with all the mess of the past week, boy did we need it. With the U.S. officially out of the Paris Climate Agreement, it’s up to the rest of the world to step up, pull up their socks (that’s a pun you’ll get in a minute) and take care of our planet. Justin Trudeau wasted no time, launching right into the whole saving the world thing like only he can. He had pretty much the busiest Environment Day ever. We’ve got the highlights for you.
Live! with Justin
Trudeau started his day by appearing on Live! with Kelly and Ryan at their special Niagara Falls show (yes, the Canadian side). It was Ryan’s first remote show with Live! though it’s actually visited the Falls three times in the past.
The weirdest moment? When Kelly said ‘so your father was the Prime Minister before you’ like it was brand new information. Yes, Kelly, Canada knew about Pierre Trudeau. He was kind of important. Anyway…
Trudeau talked growing up as the P.M.’s kid, his love of Star Wars, and his crazy sock choices.
Oh cool, socks
Speaking of socks, Kelly had a little gift for the P.M. too. You guessed it: socks. But not just any socks, Live! with Kelly and Ryan socks. Cute idea, but like when Ellen gives away underwear with her name on it, we find it a little strange.
On to the River
After he finished with Kelly and Ryan, Trudeau took a little trip down the Niagara River. In a kayak. Not only did he paddle himself down in the little red and white vessel, he met a few families along the way. Yes, he paddled right up to their docks to say hello. Look at that P.M. go!
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 5, 2017
Justin Trudeau just kayaked up to my house and talked to my parents? classic pic.twitter.com/gktVekiTMZ
— carrie robinson (@carrierobinson_) June 5, 2017
‘Canada is all-in’
Our tireless leader then capped off the day with an Environment Day speech urging Canadians to connect with nature. He also assured Canada and the world that when it comes to protecting and preserving the environment, ‘Canada is all-in.’ He also said ‘Canada will not back down from our commitment to fight climate change.’ He was not subtle about the meaning of that statement. A strong end to a busy day of Prime Ministering.