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PM’s fight with Brazeau had the “right kind of narrative” Trudeau tells Rolling Stone magazine

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The latest edition of Rolling Stone online issued Tuesday features a full-length article on Justin Trudeau who talks about growing up with a father who was the prime minister, his rise to power and how a charity boxing match with Senator Patrick Brazeau “wasn’t random,” and that he saw it as “the right kind of narrative” for the Liberal party.

At the time of the fight, Trudeau was the leader of the Liberal party with 34 seats in the house of commons.

The two squared off in a cancer fundraiser match in Ottawa March of 2012.

Brazeau, covered in tattoos, and sporting long black hair seemed to be the overwhelming favorite.

When the bell rang, Trudeau finished Brazeau off to win the match.

The Rolling Stone article suggests the match suited Trudeau and the Liberals.

“It wasn’t random,” Trudeau said. “I wanted someone who would be a good foil, and we stumbled upon the scrappy tough-guy senator from an indigenous community. He fit the bill, and it was a very nice counterpoint. I saw it as the right kind of narrative, the right story to tell.”

The Rolling Stone article titled, Justin Trudeau: The North Star, includes a comparison between Trudeau’s policies and that of Trump, his penchant for public appearances and how he approaches international relations.

The article is hitting the news stands in August. 

Patrick Brazeau sent a response to the Trudeau comment on the fight. 

“I’ll take it as a compliment,” he wrote. 

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2 Responses to “PM’s fight with Brazeau had the “right kind of narrative” Trudeau tells Rolling Stone magazine”

  1. crystala259@gmail.com'
    Crystal Abbot July 30, 2017 at 9:38 am #

    Brazeau is not someone I would back or have ever endorsed as a representative of my Nation seeing as I’m a Plains Cree citizen. I’m offended that it’s implied he represents us. Please correct this.

  2. daviddrewe@gmail.com'
    DAVID DREWE July 28, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

    Trudeau was Liberal leader at the time of the fight?