Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Maybe He'll Wear Lederhosen Next Year, Trudeau Tells Oktoberfesters

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Maybe He'll Wear Lederhosen Next Year, Trudeau Tells Oktoberfesters

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Trudeau kegs off 48th annual Oktoberfest

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KITCHENER, Ont. - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicked off the city's renowned Oktoberfest Friday, telling an appreciative crowd that he might wear lederhosen next year.

On an unusually warm day in brilliant sunshine, Trudeau did the ceremonial tapping of the keg in front of city hall to set the suds flowing and get a week of festivities underway.

"One thing that I've learned in politics is that festivals are like children -- you're not supposed to have a favourite," an enthusiastic Trudeau told the hundreds of onlookers.

"But when you get a crowd like this and you get to tap a keg, I have to say: How can this not be one of the favourite things on the calendar?"

Among those in attendance were Premier Kathleen Wynne, the city's mayor, numerous other local and regional dignitaries, and various provincial and federal politicians. …

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