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No paw-litics here!

During his latest stop in BC’s capital, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau not only met with several local officials but also Winston, the Fairmont Empress’ canine ambassador.

“Just another super fan wanting a picture with me,” states a recent post to Winston’s Instagram page, @winstonattheempress

On April 11th, Trudeau was in the area making an announcement highlighting Budget 2022 investments in electric vehicle infrastructure. He also met with Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and the city’s Youth Advisory Committee.

According to the Empress Hotel, Winston, a Labrador/Golden Retriever cross, joined its team back in early 2019 at 5-years-old and has since made headlines across Canada and worldwide for his expertise in wellness travel.

“Winston welcomes guests, reduces travel stress, takes guests (human and furry) out for walks of Victoria, plays and walks with visiting dogs and makes everyone feel right at home,” staff say.

Rebranded with the prefix ‘Fairmont’ more than 20 years ago, the global hotel chain continues to manage the historic and pet-friendly Empress Hotel well over a century after it opened in 1908.

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