Justin Trudeau

Schoolteacher and Politician

Justin Pierre James Trudeau, MP is the Member of Parliament for the Montréal riding of Papineau and is currently a candidate for the leadership of the Liberal Party. He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 2008 and is the Liberal critic for youth, post-secondary education, and amateur sport. Trudeau is the eldest son of Margaret Trudeau and Pierre Trudeau, the late former Prime Minister of Canada.… Read More

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On July 23, 1971, the Prime Minister's office announced that Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau's wife, the former Margaret Sinclair, was expecting and due in December and eventually informal betting pools for the delivery date began on Parliament Hill. … Read More
Trudeau was christened with his father's niece Anne Rouleau-Danis as godmother and his mother's brother-in-law Thomas Walker as godfather at Ottawa's Notre Dame Basilica on the afternoon of January 16, 1972, which marked his first public appearance.
1977 5 Years Old His parents publicly announced their separation on May 27, 1977, when Trudeau was five years old, with his father having custody. … Read More
Trudeau lived at 24 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, the official residence of Canada's prime minister, from his birth until his father's government was defeated in the federal election on May 22, 1979. … Read More


1984 12 Years Old After his father's retirement, in June 1984, his mother remained at her New Edinburgh home while the rest of the family moved into his father's home at 1418 Pine Avenue, Montreal known as Cormier House where the following autumn he began attending the private Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, his father's alma mater. … Read More


…  He gained a high public profile in October 2000, when he delivered a eulogy at his father's state funeral. … Read More


In 2002, Trudeau criticized the British Columbia government's decision to stop its funding for a public avalanche warning system.
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On September 17, 2006, Trudeau was the master of ceremonies at a Toronto rally organized by Roméo Dallaire that called for Canadian participation in resolving the Darfur crisis. … Read More
2007 35 Years Old Trudeau faced off against Mary Deros, a Montreal city councillor and Basilio Giordano, the publisher of a local Italian-language newspaper for the Liberal nomination. On April 29, 2007, he easily won the party's nomination, picking up 690 votes to 350 for Deros and 220 for Giordano.
Eight years after his father's death, Trudeau became involved in politics. In the 2008 federal election, he was elected to represent the riding of Papineau in the House of Commons. … Read More
2009 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Of his mother and father's marriage, Trudeau said in 2009, "They loved each other incredibly, passionately, completely. … Read More
2010 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2010, he was reassigned as critic for youth, citizenship, and immigration. … Read More
2011 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Trudeau was re-elected in Papineau in the 2011 federal election, as the Liberal Party fell to third-party standing in the House of Commons with only thirty-four seats. … Read More


When interim leader Rae, who was also seen as a frontrunner, announced he would not be entering the race in June 2012, Trudeau was hit with a "tsunami" of calls from supporters to reconsider his earlier decision to not seek the leadership. … Read More
On March 13, 2013, Garneau dropped out of the leadership race, saying that polling conducted by his campaign showed he would be unable to defeat Trudeau.
2014 42 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 27, 2014, Trudeau and MP Carolyn Bennett escorted Chrystia Freeland into the House of Commons, as is traditional for by-election victors.
On October 19, 2015, after the longest official campaign in over a century, Trudeau led the Liberals to a decisive victory in the federal election. … Read More
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