Former president Barack Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were a hot topic in Canada after the leadership duo broke bread at Montreal’s trendy Liverpool House restaurant.
“How do we get young leaders to take action in their communities? Thanks @BarackObama for your visit & insights tonight in my hometown,” Trudeau tweeted after their private dinner Tuesday night. The photo showed the two men, sleeves rolled up, chatting at table near the cash register.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 7, 2017
“Tonight in Montreal, @BarackObama and @JustinTrudeau discussed their shared commitment to developing the next generation of leaders,” the Obama Foundation similarly tweeted.
The Twitter posts provided insufficient information for Canadian media.
“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former U.S. president Barack Obama sat down to discuss … well, we have no idea what they discussed,” CBC political analyst Jonathan Montpetit penned on the network’s website.
Montpetit noted Trudeau’s foreign affairs minister, Chrystia Freeland, delivered a foreign policy speech earlier in the day stressing sharp differences with key policies of President Trump’s administration. Freeland assured Canadians that Trudeau’s administration opposed Trump’s protectionist trade rhetoric, rejection of refugees and withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.