Justin Trudeau was presented an award for global citizenship by the Atlantic Council think tank, while his visit to New York. He was honoured for his support for international trade and diversity.
Jordan’s Queen Rania presented the award and praised Trudeau’s values and his work on Syrian refugees as he stepped up to the stage Tuesday night to receive his award.
Trudeau said that some critics at home have made fun of his government for pushing chapters on gender equality, indigenous rights, and labour protections as priorities for a new North American Free Trade Agreement, arguing these things have nothing to do with trade.
But he suggested this is no laughing matter for anyone who cares about preserving trade in an era when populist currents have threatened to topple international agreements in Europe, Asia and North America.