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We originally ran this piece on October 21, 2015. Happy Canada Day! -ed.

We don’t usually cover politics but when something this groundbreaking in the political world happens, we must. The geopolitical world was changed Monday night as Canada did the most significant thing it has done since birthing Ryan Gosling. The Great White North elected it’s first openly-sexy Prime Minister.

Meet Prime Minister erect elect Justin Trudeau:

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The famously flamboyant Kids In The Hall character Buddy Cole once remarked “Americans know as much about Canada as straight people do about gays.” Sadly, it’s true. But our attention IS SO MUCH MORE FOCUSED this morning after Monday night’s Canadian election results. Buckle down. We have a lot to catch up on. Let’s do this, eh?

A PRIMER: Unlike the United States, Canada is a constitutional monarch. The Queen of Canada is Her Majesty Elizabeth II (yes, the same one who is Queen of the United Kingdom. And while she lives in London, she does pop over to Canada quite a bit). While the Queen of Canada is the head of state, the head of government is Her Majesty’s Prime Minister. Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been in power for nearly a decade, and two months ago called a parliamentary election to try to extend his term in power. That backfired. Hungry for change, most voters voted for members of the Liberal Party whose leader Justin Trudeau will now become Canada’s next Prime Minister.

WHO IS JUSTIN TRUDEAU?

He is the son of legendary Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. That means he grew up in the spotlight, so there are all sorts of adorably hot photos and videos of Trudeau in his early 20’s.

As well as his adorkable teen years.

He is a native Francophone from Québec, but grew up speaking both French and English. So, he is comfortable with being bi.


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He is 43 years old and 6’2″ 188cm tall.

And he’s perhaps the only person who can pull off a goatee (but, thankfully it was a phase).

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Trudeau was born on Canadian Christmas (which is celebrated on December 25, just as normal Christmas).

He’s so Canadian that in 2007 he played Canadian World War I hero Talbot Papineau in the Canadian miniseries The Great War (side note, Papineau fought in Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry…which is the most fabulous name for a military unit, ever).

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His initials are JT.

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He is a former nightclub bouncer…

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And former snowboard instructor…

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A former teacher…

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And current amateur boxer.

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He also practices yoga.

Just like his legendary dad.

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He also has at least one tattoo.

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And not only supports the legalization of marijuana, but smokes pot himself.

And he has been friends with with wife since elementary school.

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Like most Québécois, Justin is Catholic.

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But, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know his way around other galactic belief systems…

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or LGBT Pride Parades.

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Justin is versatile. While most of Canada was watching election results last night, most of the world was focused on the release of the new Star Wars trailer and pre-sale tickets. But Justin? He showed he could go both ways as we waited for election results at home with his family while encouraging a light saber battle between his kids.

SO HOW DID CANADIAN ELECTION NIGHT GO FOR JUSTIN?

Justin Trudeau JT’s big night started early as his Liberal Party swept all the Maritime ridings with a big red wave.

Red is the color colour of the Liberal Party of Canada, and it looks mighty fine on JT.

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Next came the results for Québec, where JT’s crew wrestled away seats from both the Conservative Party and the New Democratic Party. It was supposed to be a slug-fest, but JT’s Liberals took most of the ridings with ease.

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Vote-rich Ontario was next to report, and with the Liberal Party picking up urban seats from the NDP and suburban seats from the Conservatives, the CBC felt confident enough to call the election for JT early in the night.

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While the Conservatives and NDP did pick up more seats as the results moved west, Justin’s Liberal Party continued to roll past them to a whopping 184 seat majority (the liberals only held 34 seats in the previous parliament).

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So, congratulations Canada on electing a sexy Prime Minister. Also, congrats to us, America. We’ve got a hot, new neighbor neighbour.

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All photos from Justin Trudeau’s Facebook page and public domain.

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