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This is how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent Canada Day with his family

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spent Canada Day with his family this year, but they weren't flipping burgers on the grill or watching the virtual fireworks like the rest of the nation.

Instead, Trudeau and his family celebrated the day at the Ottawa Food Bank Farm just outside of the city.

The family spent the day among nature and harvesting the first batch of broccoli of the season.

All of Trudeau's three children — Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien — were in attendance, and the whole family wore masks in line with advice from Canada's top healthcare officials.

Most of the family was decked out in red-and-white for the occasion, including Trudeau, who wore a shirt from the New Scotland Clothing Company in Nova Scotia.

Trudeau also addressed the nation on Canada Day, saying that July 1 is a day to "celebrate the amazing place we call home."

"The last few months have been difficult for all Canadians, but throughout this pandemic, we have been there for one another," he said.

"We are neighbours helping neighbours, small businesses being there for their communities and their staff, Armed Forces answering the call to help protect our most vulnerable, and doctors and nurses keeping our families healthy."

"Because that's what it means to be Canadian."

Trudeau added that what makes Canada special "is not the belief that this is the best country in the world – it's the knowledge that we could be, and that we will keep working to build that country."

"Today, we celebrate the country we share and tomorrow, we look to the future and move forward, together," he said.

Lead photo by

 Ottawa Food Bank Farm

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