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Justin Trudeau

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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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Justin Trudeau.


1971 Birth Born on December 25, 1971.
1977 5 Years Old Trudeau's parents separated in 1977, when Trudeau was six years old, and his father retired as prime minister in 1984.


2000 28 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Trudeau, then 28, emerged as a prominent figure in October 2000, after delivering 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.
2003 - 2005 4 More Events
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 1 More Event
Rumours circulated in early 2007 that Trudeau would run in a by-election in the Montreal riding of Outremont, but he instead announced that he would seek the Liberal nomination in Papineau for the next general election. … Read More
…  He was elected as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Papineau in 2008, and re-elected in 2011. … 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.
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 Canadian 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 shows that he cannot beat Trudeau.
2014 42 Years Old 1 More Event
On 27 January 2014, Trudeau and MP Carolyn Bennett escorted Chrystia Freeland into the House of Commons, as is traditional for by-election victors.
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