| 17 April 2024, Wednesday |

Trudeau to Taylor Swift: Don’t make it a cruel summer and come to Canada

After American pop diva Taylor Swift revealed 14 additional dates for her “Eras Tour” in Europe, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used Twitter to try to persuade her to include some additional Canadian dates.

Hi, it’s me. Canada would be happy to have you, I’m sure. Don’t let this summer be unkind to anyone again. In a late-night Wednesday tweet from Swift announcing the additional tour dates, Trudeau said, “We hope to see you soon.

Swift’s song “Cruel Summer”, released in 2019, is being performed on tour and has become a bigger hit this year than when it first appeared on her “Lover” album.

The tour, which kicked off in March in Arizona, includes more than 100 concerts through the summer of 2024 in the United States, Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia, but none in Canada.

It is not the first time that Swift’s lack of Canadian stops has entered the political arena. Last month Conservative lawmaker Matt Jeneroux filed what he called an “official grievance” on social media imploring her to book some dates in Canada.

  • Reuters