Justin Trudeau shows Salmon Arm some love

The prime minister revealed his opinion of our city is much warmer than his father's.

Prime minister Justin Trudeau's favourite place in Canada? He says it's right here in Salmon Arm.

Prime minister Justin Trudeau's favourite place in Canada? He says it's right here in Salmon Arm.

His father, Pierre Trudeau, may have made his mark in Salmon Arm for all the wrong reasons, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau clearly has a different feeling about our city.

During his recent tour of Canada, Trudeau was taking questions from students at Ecole Robert H Smith School in Winnipeg when he was met with a cheeky query.

The middle finger incident happened as Pierre Trudeau was met by protesters as he travelled by train through Salmon Arm.

It was outside the Salmon Arm train station where Pierre famously gave, what become known as the “Salmon Arm Salute – a symbol of his alienation of the Western provinces.

In response to the child’s question, Justin Trudeau revealed his opinion of our city is much warmer than his father’s.

“Ok first question, what is my favourite spot in Canada?” he quipped. “Salmon Arm, B.C.”

Check out the full clip here.

After that, Trudeau defended his father for doing the best job he could.

“My father had an approach to politics that not everyone agreed with,” Trudeau said to the shell-shocked audience.

“Some of the decisions my father made, there were a number of people who disagreed with [them] quite intensely, and they didn’t always get along the best way,” he continued.

 

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