It looks like our friends south of the border have found a new way to distract themselves from the sorry excuse for a leader wreaking havoc from the White House: a Justin Trudeau–themed calendar that paints the 23rd Prime Minister as “My Canadian Boyfriend”.
Produced by the New York City–based Universe Publishing, the annual boasts 12 images of Trudeau in a variety of outfits, facial expressions, and situations. The year kicks off with a photograph of the Prime Minister looking gentle but stern in a crisp blue suit, for example, while February—the month of Valentine’s!—sees him posing against a bright pink backdrop, his hands forming the shape of a heart.
Other pictures show a younger Trudeau with a voluminous head of hair, shirtless Trudeau flexing on a scale, and short-shorts-sporting Trudeau jogging alongside Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto. There’s even Trudeau smiling with a dog and Trudeau in a cowboy hat, presumably at the Calgary Stampede.
“The Justin Trudeau, My Canadian Boyfriend 2018 Wall Calendar is a year-long celebration of dynamic, smart, compassionate, and sometimes sassy Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,” the product description reads. It apparently also features “off-kilter but well-meaning commentary about his views…on everything from love, family and of course global affairs and economic growth”.
The calendar retails for $12.98 on Amazon.com, and at the time of writing, is the #1 bestseller on the website under the “Canadian History” category.
It’s not available on Amazon.ca, but that hasn’t stopped a few shoppers from leaving reviews on the e-commerce giant’s Canadian arm where the product is rated one-and-a-half stars compared to Amazon.com’s five stars.
“Thank you! This is going to be great for my monthly dart tournament,” wrote JenTheNurse.
“Great use for toilet paper and lining your bird cage,” said Kathy.
“If only this calendar would include barf bags,” added Hermit.
If you’re desperate to get your hands on the calendar, there’s one being resold on Amazon.ca for $70.35. Or you could just drive across the border and scour the closest mall.More