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2016-03-08 11:25
HuffPost Canada Hosts Live Stream Global Town Hall with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
  • Addressing Foreign Policy on a Global Platform
TORONTO--(Business Wire/Korea Newswire) March 8, 2016 -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joins The Huffington Post Canada (HuffPost Canada) today at 12:30 p.m. EST for an exclusive live stream global town hall on foreign policy and Canada’s place on the global stage. Just days before his historic state dinner with U.S. President Barack Obama, Trudeau will be responding to questions from a live audience as well as from readers through HuffPost’s social platforms, including Facebook Live, Twitter, and Snapchat.

“This is an incredible example of how digital properties are leading important conversations in real-time with today’s political leaders, using a platform that can reach a diverse audience of 191 million* readers globally. From HuffPost Canada to our 15 international editions, we are facilitating a global and open conversation across our own and social platforms for the prime minister to address Canada’s foreign policy. We are truly honoured that he has chosen HuffPost as the platform to start this dialogue,” said Rashida Jeeva, head of content at AOL Canada and general manager of The Huffington Post Canada.

Host Althia Raj, HuffPost Canada’s Ottawa bureau chief and author of Contender: The Justin Trudeau Story, will lead the discussions on-air and across social media during the 60-minute event. Howard Fineman, the global editorial director of HuffPost, will join her in the town hall.

The prime minister will take questions submitted from Canadian and international HuffPost editors and readers via video, social media, and a live audience.

Watch the event live on The Huffington Post Canada and follow the conversation on social via Facebook (https://goo.gl/JMtGiD), Instagram (https://goo.gl/8vyxXD), Twitter (https://goo.gl/uo7mJR), Snapchat and using the hashtag: #TrudeauTownHall. Visit The Huffington Post Canada for more details on the live stream and post-event coverage including clips, photos, and highlights from the town hall.

*Source: comScore Multi-Platform Worldwide Audience Custom Report, December 2015, Custom Entity

About The Huffington Post

The Huffington Post is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged community for opinion and conversation. The site has 100,000 bloggers -- from politicians, students and celebrities to academics, parents and policy experts -- who contribute in real-time on the subjects about which they are most passionate. The Huffington Post has editions in the UK, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Maghreb, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Greece, India, Australia and the Arab world. The Huffington Post is part of AOL Inc.

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