Esquire | Canada's New Minister of Defense Is a Minister of Badassery
Canada is once again cool. I know that it's cool because New York Magazine has a paper cut out doll of our new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with a Maple Leaf over his genitals. I can tell that Canada is cool again because the Germans think we're cool and they're hard to impress. Most of all I know that Canada is cool again because the first act of our new Prime Minister was really very cool indeed. He announced a cabinet with strict gender parity: half women, half men. It is also more ethnically diverse than any cabinet in Canadian history. And half of the new cabinet members cut the line "So help me God" from their swearing-in ceremonies. That's right. It's OK to be an atheist politician in Canada. How cool is that? The diversity agenda, as it has been called, has produced one of the most compelling groups of political figures in the history of the country.