Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have the most high-profile job in the country, but according to him, "the best thing in [his] life is being a dad."
Trudeau published four undated photographs of him with different combinations of his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and their kids Xavier, nine, Ella-Grace, seven, and Hadrien, two, in an album accompanied by the caption "they put a smile on my face every single day." The snapshot set features a selfie with Trudeau and Ella-Grace and Xavier on the couch in front of a political bookcase, a stroll with the boys in the woods — including a sunglasses-clad Hadrien, the happy couple with their two eldest kids horsing around in a cave and a sweet photo of the three kids together on an outdoor sofa.
Time Magazine included a link to Trudeau's small family album in their social media roundup of how "Celebrities Celebrated Their Dads On Father's Day."
Trudeau's other post included a bilingual "Happy Father's Day" greeting and a photo of a younger Hadrien on his father's shoulders.
The 23rd prime minister of Canada shared a Father's Day message last year too, months before his party, the Liberals, won a majority government. In a pre-packaged video, Trudeau made reference to his political lineage and ties to his father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, saying he "grew up with an extraordinary dad as a role model."
Later, he added, "It's amazing how much I am like my father was, but I'm also my own person in the way I engage."
As the video continues, Trudeau makes particular references to the personality traits of his young children and notes he "focuses so much" on "being with them" and encouraging them to follow their dreams.
Trudeau also made family time a top priority over the weekend. The prime minister hopped into a canoe in Scarborough, Ont. with Sophie and Ella-Grace on Saturday to commemorate Rouge Park, and the Rouge River's transformation into an urban national park, the first of its kind in Canada.
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