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Surprise photo opportunity with Prime Minister Trudeau


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau provided a surprise photo op for Diana Mattei (left) and Debbie Goldsmith (second from right) while on a tour of Parliament with Peter Schiefke, MP for Vaudreuil-Soulanges (right).

It was sheer luck, a case of being in the right place at the right time for two Saint-Lazare residents, Diana Mattei and Debbie Goldsmith who were invited by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to be photographed with him.

Mattei and Goldsmith were on a tour of Parliament Hill with Vaudreuil-Soulanges Member of Parliament Peter Schiefke and members of his staff on Wednesday February 22. “We were going down a hallway near the House of Commons and there he was,” said Mattei. “He spoke to Peter (Schiefke) who then introduced us,” added Goldsmith. The outcome was a photograph with the Prime Minister of Canada.

The photographer for the occasion was the Prime Minister’s who used Goldsmith’s camera for the shoot. “He’s the photographer for the Prime Minister and his father was the photographer for former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney,” said Goldsmith.

Neither of them were able to ask any questions. “It all happened so fast,” said Mattei. What was their impression of Prime Minister? They both agreed that he is very charming, relaxed and incredibly handsome.

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