Alexandre Trudeau
Canadian journalist
Alexandre Trudeau
Alexandre "Sacha" Trudeau is a Canadian filmmaker and journalist, and second son of Canada's former Prime Minister, the late Pierre Trudeau, and Margaret Trudeau.
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    THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 35
    On December 14, 2009, he was further released and not considered a suspect anymore.
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  • 2008
    Age 34
    His most recent documentary "Refuge", produced in 2008, tells the story of the crisis in Darfur.
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  • 2006
    Age 32
    Currently, Trudeau is President and Chief Producer at Jujufilms. He and girlfriend Zoƫ Bedos became the parents of a son, Pierre-Emmanuel Trudeau, on December 22, 2006, and a daughter, Gala Simone Trudeau, on December 24, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He is also a director of the Trudeau Foundation for excellence in social sciences and humanities research and innovation. He was one of several children of former Prime Ministers who became Canadian media personalities between 1998 and 2001. The others were Ben Mulroney, Catherine Clark, and his own brother, Justin.
    In the years following his father's death, Trudeau produced documentaries for Canadian television. Alexandre Trudeau attracted controversy in August 2006 for an article he penned praising Fidel Castro's Cuba.
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  • 2005
    Age 31
    In June 2005, Trudeau focused attention on what he said were the implications for civil liberties in the Canadian government's use of security certificates to detain indefinitely, without trial, suspected terrorists based on secret evidence.
    More Details Hide Details Trudeau offered to be a surety for Hassan Almrei, a Syrian refugee held in a Canadian jail for four years without any charges being laid. Trudeau's appearance in court in support of Almrei resulted in front page coverage in the Toronto Star and National Post and major media attention being given to the security certificate issue for the first time. Trudeau's efforts were chronicled in his documentary "Secure Freedom." Almrei was ordered released under house arrest by a Federal Court judge on January 2, 2009.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2003
    Age 29
    In 2003, he was one of the highest-profile Canadian journalists covering the 2003 invasion of Iraq, producing a documentary film for the CTV program W5, Embedded in Baghdad.
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  • 2000
    Age 26
    When Pierre Trudeau died in 2000, both Alexandre Trudeau and his older brother Justin Trudeau returned to the public eye.
    More Details Hide Details Although Alexandre was visibly more reserved and quiet than his brother, his heightened public profile brought new attention to his work as a journalist.
  • 1997
    Age 23
    He graduated with a philosophy degree from McGill University in 1997.
    More Details Hide Details At birth, he was given the nickname "Sasha" (the Russian diminutive of Alexander) in recognition of his father's love of Russian literature and culture. The name also is linked to former Soviet ambassador to Canada and family friend Alexander Yakovlev.
  • 1996
    Age 22
    While attending McGill, Alexandre joined the Canadian Forces as a Reserve Entry Scheme Officer at the Royal Canadian Hussars reserve regiment in 1996.
    More Details Hide Details He trained at CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, but released voluntarily before completing his training as an armoured officer. Following graduation, he traveled to West Africa to produce his first documentary: Liberia, the Secret War (1998).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1973
    Born
    Born in 1973.
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