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5-year-old becomes Canadian P.M. for the day, orders Justin Trudeau to build her a pillow fort

May 26, 2017

For one day, a 5-year-old girl named Bella was the most powerful person in Canada. After Bella won a CBC Kids’ contest to become “Prime Minister For A Day,” Canadian P.M. and all-around great guy Justin Trudeau knew that he might have some cleaning up to do afterward. Fortunately, with the entire country at her disposal, Bella told Trudeau there was just one security measure that she needed to push through — the building of a pillow fort in the prime minister’s office.

In images shared by CBC Kids on its Facebook page, Trudeau can be seen rearranging the cushions in his office and creatively draping a maple leaf-covered blanket in order to construct Bella’s indomitable pillow fortress. Bella, a Manitoba native, won the CBC Kids competition after making a pledge of good faith that many politicians would be wise to learn from.

What happens when a 5-year-old gets to be prime minister for the day?Pillow fort! …We were in Ottawa yesterday…

Posted by CBC Kids on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

“As prime minister, I would make sure everyone has homes and everyone is safe. I would hug everyone. I would make sure animals and the world around us are kept safe. I would make sure every Canadian is healthy. I would show kindness to everyone,” Bella wrote.

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.


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