Canada just introduced a weird Justin Trudeau ban

We're pretty confused too

News Desk March 22, 2017
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes part in an interview with Reuters in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 19, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

As democracies around the world ban electronic items on flights, Canada has introduced its own weird ban concerning Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Canada has banned life-size cardboard cutouts of the popular Canadian prime minister.

According to CBC News, diplomats have been told to stop using stand-ups of Trudeau. Stand-up images of the prime minister have appeared at Canadian events in the United States, attracting visitors, many of whom have snapped fake-Trudeau selfies and then posted them on social media.

First spotted last summer at a party hosted by the Canadian consulate in Atlanta. Recently, one Trudeau life-size stand-up was on display by Southwest arts festival in Austin, Texas.

However, cutouts and pictures with 2D Trudeau are now a thing of the past. Global Affairs Canada has officially asked that there be no more Trudeau cutouts at events hosted by Canadian diplomats.

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"We are aware of instances where our missions in the United States had decided to purchase and use these cutouts," Michael O’Shaughnessy, Canada's global affairs spokesman said in an email to CBC.

"The missions have been asked to no longer use these for their events."

The global affairs department refused to detail exactly why the cutouts had been banned.

Conservative party spokesman John Brassard said, "Canadian brand is much more than the prime minister." He further used the cardboard cutouts to slam Trudeau's policies, saying, "A life-size, two-dimensional cutout is probably a perfect metaphor for everything that Justin Trudeau represents. You've got the shallow facade, and yet there's very little in the way of depth or substance there."


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