Margaret Trudeau

Wife of the Prime Minister of Canada
Born Sep 10, 1948

Margaret Joan Sinclair Trudeau Kemper is the former wife of Pierre Trudeau, the 15th Prime Minister of Canada. She is an author, actress, photographer and former television talk show hostess. She is the mother of Justin Trudeau.

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1948 Birth Born on September 10, 1948.
1952 3 Years Old Her family moved to a large house in Rockcliffe Park, Ontario in 1952 when her father was appointed to the Cabinet and she attended Rockcliffe Park Public School although they returned to North Vancouver after he lost his re-election bid in 1958. … Read More


1968 19 Years Old Pierre Trudeau was still a bachelor when he became Prime Minister in 1968. … Read More


1972 23 Years Old After Pierre Trudeau's government's near defeat in 1972 where she herself was very uninvolved in the campaign, she decided to become much more active for the 1974 federal election. … Read More
1977 28 Years Old Suffering from stress and bouts of bipolar depression, she separated from her husband in 1977 and became a much-talked-about jet-setter. … Read More


1979 30 Years Old On the eve of the 1979 election, in which Trudeau's party lost the majority of seats in the House of Commons, Trudeau was dancing at Studio 54 nightclub in New York City. … Read More
1983 34 Years Old Trudeau filed for a no-fault divorce on November 16, 1983 which was finalized on April 2, 1984, and on April 18, 1984, with her three sons attending, she married in a civil ceremony Ottawa real-estate developer Fried Kemper, with whom she had two children: son Kyle (born 1984); and daughter Alicia (born 1988).


1998 49 Years Old In November 1998, the Trudeaus' youngest son, Michel, an avid outdoorsman, was killed when an avalanche swept him to the bottom of British Columbia's Kokanee Lake. … Read More


2000 51 Years Old When Pierre Trudeau died in 2000, she was at his bedside with their surviving sons, Justin and Alexandre.
2006 57 Years Old On May 5, 2006, Trudeau announced that she had bipolar disorder. … Read More


2010 61 Years Old 1 More Event
Speaking in 2010 about her marriage to Trudeau she said: "Just because our marriage ended didn’t mean the love stopped."
2013 64 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2013, Trudeau was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario in recognition of her work to combat mental illness. … Read More
2015 66 Years Old On October 19, 2015, her eldest son, Justin Trudeau, led the Liberal Party to a majority government, becoming the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada. … Read More
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