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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (middle, holding flag) participates at the annual Pride Festival parade, July 3, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make history as the first Canadian PM to march in the parade. (Ian Willms/Getty Images)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office in November and has been a very different leader than his predecessor, the Conservative Party's Stephen Harper.

Trudeau so far is seen around the world as a strong Liberal Party leader, appointing a diverse cabinet, taking steps to protect the LGBT community from discrimination, accepting thousands of Syrian refugees, and looking at legalizing marijuana.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Ashifa Kassam, Canada correspondent for The Guardian, about Trudeau’s first months in office.

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Ashifa Kassam, Canada correspondent for The Guardian. She tweets @ashifa_k.

This segment aired on July 13, 2016.

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