Trudeau rings in Chinese New Year at Toronto Dragon Ball

TORONTO - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau helped Toronto's Chinese-Canadian community celebrate the Lunar New Year at a gala event in Toronto Saturday night.

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He was the guest of honour at the Dragon Ball, where he celebrated the beginning of the Year of the Monkey.

He arrived with former Mississauga, Ont. mayor Hazel McCallion on his arm, joking she was a date "almost as hot" as his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau.

McCallion, 94, served as mayor for 36 years but retired in 2014.

At the event, held by the Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation, Trudeau participated in a traditional eye-dotting ceremony during a lion dance.

He pointed out that Canada has had diplomatic relations with China for 45 years, and the relationship is growing stronger each year. He noted that there are 1.3 million Chinese-Canadians.


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