Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Considering the comparatively small size of Vaudreuil-Soulanges to the rest of Canada, our Prime Minister made a surprising number of visits to the region over the past year.

An impromptu visit to Île-Perrot’s Smoke Meat Pete restaurant in January saw Trudeau chat with customers, shake hands, hold babies, and pose for a multitude of photos.

He was also spotted lending a hand to fill sandbags in Terrasse-Vaudreuil during the devastating floods of the spring of 2017 and later in the summer at Montreal’s Gay Pride Parade

Technically not in Vaudreuil-Soulanges but we got the photo anyways

He passed by the offices of Vaudreuil-Soulanges MP Peter Schiefke to award the first of four Sesqui Awards to Hudson resident Maxine Bredt, recognizing her years of nursing service in World War II and volunteer work in the community.

When he wasn’t in the region, Vaudreuil-Soulanges had a knack for seeking the Prime Minister out

Former St. Lazare resident Anthony Foliot caught up with Trudeau in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories in February where the PM admired his giant castle constructed of snow and ice.

Current St. Lazare residents Diana Mattei and Debbie Goldsmith met up with Trudeau while on a tour of parliament with Peter Schiefke