Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on 60 Minutes (CBS News)

60 Minutes (CBS News):

The following is a script from “Prime Minister Trudeau” which aired on March 6, 2016. Lara Logan is the correspondent. Max McClellan and Lani Levine, producers.

When Justin Trudeau comes to Washington later this week, Canada’s new prime minister will become the first Canadian leader in almost two decades to be welcomed by the White House with a state dinner. It’s an important relationship, the U.S. gets more oil from Canada than any other country and it’s one of this nation’s biggest trading partners. But relations lately have been a little frosty after years of Conservative leadership in Ottawa that was often at odds with the Obama administration. That changed when 44-year-old Trudeau took office last fall. His father, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau famously made Canada one of the most progressive countries in the world and many in Canada wonder if Justin Trudeau would ever have made it to the country’s top office without the most storied name in Canadian politics.

Lara Logan: You’ve had a somewhat unusual path to this office of prime minister.

Justin Trudeau: Well, I was a snowboard instructor, I was a bouncer in a nightclub, I was a whitewater river guide for many years. I worked as a teacher. I make no apologies for a very varied set of life experiences.


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