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Justin Trudeau clears schedule to celebrate wedding anniversary with Sophie Gregoire

Proving a work-life balance is important even when you're running a country

Olivia Blair
Thursday 26 May 2016 18:30
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Justin Trudeau has revolutionised many of the customs associated with a world leader, from balancing babies on one hand, displaying impressive yoga moves to physically going down to the airport to welcome Syrian refugees arriving in Canada.

Now, he’s proved that work-life balance is important for everybody, regardless of your job.

Mr Trudeau cleared his all-important schedule on Wednesday to celebrate his 11th wedding anniversary with wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau. The actual anniversary is in a few days time.

According to Mr Trudeau’s official itinerary of his trip to Japan, Wednesday was reserved for a “private day” while all other days were filled with important meetings, trade visits, media briefings and the grouping of the G7 members at Ise-Shima on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters, the Prime Minister said: “The fact of the matter is we’ve been working extremely hard today and will be at the G7 meetings on Thursday and Friday, and in the middle of all this, I’m taking a moment to celebrate - on personal funds - my wedding anniversary with my wife,” reports the Canadian Press.

“This is the kind of work-life balance that I’ve often talked about as being essential in order to be able to be in service of a country with all one’s very best and thats certainly something I’m going to continue to make sure we do.”

Trudeau and Gregoire married on May 28, 2005 in Montreal, they have three children Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrian.

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