Justin Trudeau

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Justin Trudeau

Personal Facts Justin Trudeau's whole name is Justin Pierre James Trudeau. He was born on December 25 1971 in Ottawa, Ontario. He had 2 siblings: Michel and Sasha Trudeau. In 1998 Michel died in an avalanche accident. Justin Trudeau is the eldest son of Canada's 16th prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Margaret Trudeau. He married Sophie Grégoire in 2005 and had 3 children. Xavier James Trudeau, Hadrien Trudeau, and Ella-Grace Margaret Trudeau.

Major AccomplishmentsIn the mid to late 2000s, Trudeau became increasingly active in the Liberal Party, and was appointed chair of the task force on youth renewal following the party’s defeat in the 2006 federal election. After encouragement from several high-ranking Liberals, Trudeau finally decided to enter federal politics, winning the Liberal Party nomination for the riding of Papineau in 2007. In the federal election of 2008, Trudeau narrowly defeated the Bloc Québécois incumbent to win the riding of Papineau. Trudeau therefore became a member of the Official Opposition , and was soon appointed Liberal Party critic for multiculturalism and youth, and later for youth, citizenship, and immigration.

Time in OfficeTrudeau became leader of the Liberal Party on 14 April 2013, winning on the first ballot with nearly 80% of the vote. On 19 October 2015, the Liberals under Trudeau won a majority, defeating Stephen Harper's Conservatives. This is Justin Trudeau's first year in the office. He is the 23rd Prime Minister of canada.


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Interesting Facts After completing a Bachelor of Arts in literature at McGill University in 1994, Trudeau and a number of friends went on a year-long trip to see the world. He returned to McGill where he started the Bachelor of Education program; two years later he moved to the west coast and finished his Bachelor of Education in 1998 at the University of British Columbia. From 1999 to 2002 Trudeau taught a number of subjects (eg, drama, French, English, social studies, and math) at West Point Grey Academy and Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Vancouver. In 2002 he began an engineering degree at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal, but quit the program in 2003; from 2005 to 2006 Trudeau was a Masters student of Environmental Geography at McGill University. Around the same time he became involved with Katimavik, chairing the national youth service program from 2002 to 2006.


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