Carbon tax, pipelines and the economy.
Those are topics of interest to all and questions about which are frequently posed to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during his cross-country town halls.
The one held here in Regina this past Thursday was no different.
Except for one brief moment.
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After about 44 minutes of serious conversation, it was nine year old Michael Ngui’s time to take the mic.
“What’s your favourite toy?”
That seemed to break the tension in the room and launched Trudeau into talking happily about Stretch Armstrong, his favourite childhood toy.
His mother May said she’s proud of her son for summoning the courage to ask the question.
“I don’t even know where he thought about it,” she said. “I’m glad the Prime Minister picked him to ask the question. I thought it was really a good question because there was a lot of angry questions around here, something light about it.”
“I think he was really proud of himself.”