Canada’s Prime Minister Just Took Part in Snapchat’s First Q&A Live Story With a Politician

Will Trump follow Justin Trudeau's lead?

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took to Snapchat today to answer questions in a Live Story, a collection of user-generated photos and videos gathered at events.

Trudeau answered seven questions from college students ranging from how he plans to make college more accessible for middle-class families to what hair products he uses and what he would bring with him to an island.

While Snapchat has done similar Q&As with Kevin Hart and Selena Gomez, today's story is the first time a politician has participated in one, possibly indicating that more elected officials will use the app as a communications platform.

Whether or not President-elect Donald Trump's administration moves from Twitter to Snapchat in the coming months will be interesting to watch, but today's story with Trudeau indicated that at least some politicians are willing to talk about hefty issues via the app.

When one woman asked what policy changes Trudeau anticipated, "particularly with foreign policy with the U.S.," Trudeau used the app's self-facing camera to respond. "Our new foreign minister Chrystia Freeland has deep connections and contacts with the United States, which is going to help with the incoming, new administration," the prime minister said, "but at the same time has taken some very strong stances against the Russian interference in Crimea in favor of global trade."

Snapchat users in Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the U.K. can watch the story until Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. Pacific time.

@laurenjohnson Lauren Johnson is a senior technology editor for Adweek, where she specializes in covering mobile, social platforms and emerging tech.