Canada Will Seek UN Security Council Seat: Trudeau
The PM's comments come after meeting with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon praised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for last year’s climate-change charm offensive in Paris, but urged him to spend more of Canada’s wealth on the world’s poorest people.

The usually staid Ban appeared almost gleeful at times Thursday as he took Trudeau up on his offer to re-engage with the UN during a packed, day-long visit to Ottawa, including high-level meetings on Parliament Hill and a feel-good assembly at a boisterous local high school auditorium.

“I am here to declare that the United Nations enthusiastically welcomes this commitment,” Ban declared. He praised not only Trudeau’s climate-change advocacy, but his desire to return Canada to its peacekeeping roots — which, he said, Canada helped create under external affairs minister Lester Pearson in the 1950s.

Trudeau has stressed re-orienting Canada towards world organizations — the UN in particular — as part of a new multilateral foreign policy that often tries to invoke the so-called Pearson-era golden age of diplomacy.

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Roots Loves Hemp! 

Ever since we first opened our doors back in 1973, we built our reputation on being ecologically friendly: bringing you the best in earth friendly fabrications. That hard-earned legacy is what led our designers to create an exclusive offering of Hemp products.

 Grown and woven in the Qingdao province of China, our hemp products have the distinction of being Organic Certified. Grown without pesticides, we like to call our hemp a ‘natural performance fabric’ says Syd Beder, Roots’ Merchandise Director; organic hemp products have anti-microbial properties and are considered by many to be hypoallergenic and non-irritating to the skin. 

Renowned for their quality and dedication to old world weaving techniques the Qingdao Hemp Factory grows their own product, processes the hemp and then spins their own yarn before turning it fabric. As foremost experts in the production of hemp and organic cotton, the Qingdao factory took their passion for earth friendly manufacturing and have made their establishment entirely solar powered…. did we mention the kitchen garden of fruits and vegetables they grow for their employees?


**  The Luxe Tux  **

This is my spin on the ever so fantastic Canadian Tuxedo aka jean on jean. I wanted to showcase the classic Roots World Famous Crew and make it something that you could wear out for a night out on the town.

I paired it with a pencil jean skirt and tucked the sweater in at the band only (to avoid too much bulging) and topped it with a jean vest instead of your typical jean jacket, creating difference and a not so typical look. Then for the toppers to complete the look, I decided I needed some fun textures - so I added a chunky toque and a statement necklace! BAM! That simple!

Sweater: Roots World Famous Crew -,default,pd.html?cgid=womensSweatshirtsAndHoodies&selectedColor=003 

Skirt: Zara

Vest: Topshop

Toque: Joe Fresh

Necklace: Heels & Bowties - 

Bracelets: Ardene black beads X Roots Help Haiti (old)

Rings: YSL X Alexander McQueen

Watch: Cartier

Would you wear a sweatshirt for your next night out? Join the conversation #sweatstyle




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