Time Magazine just released their list of the top 100 Most Influential People, and our very own Justin Trudeau made the cut. He and 99 other world leaders, artists, pop culture icons, and industry pioneers were recognized in their annual special feature.
Trudeau’s feature piece was written by fellow Canadian and Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels, who proudly speaks about how under Justin’s Leadership, Canada is starting to feel like the Canada he knew as a child; “Bold, clear as a bell and progressive.” There’s no denying that Trudeau’s place in office has put Canada in a much more postive light around the world, which certainly solidifies his role as an influencer.
In addition to Trudeau’s counterparts like Barack Obama, and Angela Merkel making the list, there’s also Adele, Pope Francis, Melissa McCarthy, and Leonardo DiCaprio who finally took home his first Academy Award this year.
Also on the list is US presidential hopeful Ted Cruz who was actually born in Canada, although he’s doing everything in his power to strike that fact from his birth certificate. With any luck Trudeau’s growing influence can do something about that once and for all.