TORONTO — Sightings of a shirtless Justin Trudeau are causing something of a stir across Canada and internationally this summer.

The prime minister was most recently photographed shirtless while taking a break from surfing and simultaneously photobombing a couple getting married on a beach in Tofino, British Columbia.

A Vancouver Island wedding photographer, Marnie Recker, tweeted the photo of Trudeau on Saturday with his surfboard standing several feet away from the bride, generating plenty of retweets and fanfare online.

It wasn’t clear exactly when the photo was taken, but Trudeau has been in British Columbia for the past week.

The 44-year-old Trudeau took office in November and carries one of the most famous names in Canadian political history. His late father was prime minister from 1968 to 1984.

A previous sighting of Canada’s prime minister without his shirt also gained international attention. The BBC and Time magazine reported on a Canadian family who encountered Trudeau while hiking in Quebec’s Gatineau Park last month and took a selfie with the prime minister.

The satirical news website the Syrup Trap poked fun at the online obsession over the prime minister’s physique with a story headlined: “Family on camping trip doesn’t know how to tell shirtless Justin Trudeau to leave them alone.”

– From news service reports

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