Just ahead of his state visit to Washington to meet with U-S President Barack Obama on Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been featured on the American newsmagazine show ”60 Minutes.”
The C-B-S program’s profile that aired Sunday night touched on the Trudeau government’s policy decisions since taking office in November, including its move to accept more Syrian refugees and to pull our fighter jets out of the battle against the Islamic State.
There was some minor controversy over Trudeau’s comment during the piece that Canadians wished Americans paid more attention to the world around them.
In the meantime, Call it a “60 Minutes” oops moment.
The newsmagazine’s profile piece on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cast Canada’s new leader in a glowing light.
But there was one noticeable gaff in the “60 Minutes” piece that had some attentive Canadians taking to the Twittersphere.
They pointed out, in numerous tweets, as the CBS reporter was talking about the prime minister’s parents Pierre and Margaret Trudeau the show displayed an old photograph of Pierre Elliot on a date with actress Kim Cattrall in 1981.
No comment yet from the Trudeaus, but Cattrall seemed to take it with a sense of humour, later tweeting “I have a son who is the Prime Minister of Canada? I couldn’t b more proud.”