Margaret Trudeau
Wife of the Prime Minister of Canada
Margaret Trudeau
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.
Biography
Margaret Trudeau's personal information overview.
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The Quiet Comeback of Margaret Trudeau
NYTimes - over 1 year
Once tabloid fodder for partying with rock stars and Andy Warhol, Margaret Trudeau is back in the spotlight as her son Justin becomes Canada’s prime minister.
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Community Events: hear Margaret Trudeau; donate blood; youth photography
Sault This Week - almost 5 years
TRUDEAU TO VISIT: Margaret Trudeau will speak at Algoma’s Water Tower Inn on Sunday, May 6. Zonta Club of Sault Ste. Marie Area has arranged for a visit from the celebrated Canadian and mental health advocate.[...]
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Jack Nicholson: The complete hookup history
guyism - almost 5 years
Last week we took a look at one of the most prolific celebrity womanizers in Leonardo DiCaprio. This week we continue our series with a man who has allegedly hooked up with at least as many famous women as Leo: Jack Nicholson. Of course the difference here is that Jack just turned 75 on Sunday while Leo is half that age. That being said, it’s still a rather impressive list. Jack also gets points for scoring with women many, many years younger than him (noted below). NOTE: In the interest of brevity, we’ll just list all his ladies up to his longest romance: Anjelica Huston. It’s also been reported that Jack has nailed over 2,000 women, but today we’re just going to focus on the famous ones. Previous hookup histories on Guyism. Pre-Anjelica Sandra Knight (1958-1968), Mimi Machu (1967-1971), Susan Anspach (1969-1971), Rita Moreno (1970), Candice Bergen (1971), Michelle Phillips (1971-1972). Anjelica Huston (1973-1989) Jack and Anjelica were an item for 16 years, but as yo ...
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Diplomatic agenda - Embassy
Google News - over 5 years
Stephen Ranger of Fine Art Valuation and Consultancy will preside over this exclusive auction, to be attended also by special guest Margaret Trudeau, WaterCan's Honorary President. Hosted by the Arta Gallery in the historic Distillery District of
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Good morning, it's Saturday, Sept. 10, the 253rd day of 2011. There are - KWTX
Google News - over 5 years
Former Canadian first lady Margaret Trudeau is 63. Political commentator Bill O'Reilly is 62. Rock musician Joe Perry (Aerosmith) is 61. Actress Amy Irving is 58. Country singer Rosie Flores is 55. Actress Kate Burton is 54
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Judge hands Jack Tobin prison sentence, driving ban - CTV.ca
Google News - over 5 years
He should have had Margaret Trudeau's lawyer, or perhaps Raffir Guergis's. They both walked away from their impaired charges, although they didn't kill anyone. Still, Daddy's influence prevailed: Kill someone and do 3 years, less with good behaviour
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Sally Bercow: an MP's wife less ordinary - Telegraph.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
Margaret Trudeau, the free-spirited spouse of the Canadian prime minister Pierre, caused a furore during his time in office with her affair with Ted Kennedy. To cap it all, she was seen dancing at the infamous New York nightclub Studio 54 on the eve of
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Suffering alone - Calgary Herald
Google News - over 5 years
It is up to us to make the changes to make it easier for those who suffer like Rick Rypien, Margaret Trudeau, Margot Kidder and so many thousands of others. Michael Trew, MD, Calgary Michael Trew is senior medical director, addiction and mental health,
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End depression's stigma - Victoria Times Colonist
Google News - over 5 years
Five years ago, Margaret Trudeau went public about her struggle with bipolar disease. Before her, actor Margot Kidder, also a bipolar sufferer, publicized her fight with her own demons. Last year, interim federal Liberal leader Bob Rae spoke out about
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Editorial: Time to end taboo of mental illness - Calgary Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Five years ago, Margaret Trudeau went public about her struggle with bipolar disease. Before her, actress Margot Kidder, also a bipolar sufferer, publicized her fight with her own demons. Last year, interim federal Liberal leader Bob Rae spoke out
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Last physical reminder of Habitat Forum at Vancouver's Jericho Beach comes down - Globe and Mail
Google News - over 5 years
Margaret Trudeau, the prime minister's wife, joined others in hauling water to the site by pail to demonstrate the daily difficulty so many of the world's poor faced in simply obtaining a clean and safe drinking supply. Habitat was chaotic and creative
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Eclectic night at Folk Fest - Edmonton Sun
Google News - over 5 years
She did a song about Margaret Trudeau, a song about trees, a tune dedicated to those “who pursue glamour” even in a rainy field in Edmonton, a “positive” break-up anthem called Come On, Get In that veered dangerously close to punk rock – sample
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And the Wrong Words Make You Listen in this Criminal World - Business Insider
Google News - over 5 years
But that's because that slimy cocksucker was willing to sell out two countries—Formosa and Tibet—so he could discuss panda sex with Margaret Trudeau. Obama's version is selling out Democrats and Middle-Class and Aspiring Middle-Class Americans
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Just do it and get it right! - The Australian
Google News - over 5 years
And, quick to be noticed by the press, Negus the lady killer, scoring an unforgettable after-midnight interview with wild child Margaret Trudeau, estranged wife of the Canadian prime minister, obviously high on booze and drugs and ready to bare her
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A Night at the Fourth Annual Toronto Burlesque Festival - Torontoist
Google News - over 5 years
Wry and Ginger, a girl/guy duo, were dressed Pierre and Margaret Trudeau, and Brown was John A. Macdonald. Together, they did comedy routines. All this mocking of ultra-serious national legends between spates of bouncing body parts seemed pretty
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A wordy obsession - Coast Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
This year's biggest draw, hands down, is Margaret Trudeau. For her many fans, the sad news is that her event sold out right away, but that doesn't mean you can't come and listen to her anyway. There are tables and chairs outside the pavilion where
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Margaret Trudeau
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 66
    On October 19, 2015, her eldest son, Justin Trudeau, led the Liberal Party to a majority government, becoming the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada.
    More Details Hide Details During the campaign, she was involved, but avoided campaigning in public as the Harper campaign's main attack line against Justin was "Just Not Ready" and feared they would suggest her son was "so unready he needs his mummy." Today, Trudeau is the honorary president of WaterAid Canada, an Ottawa-based organization dedicated to helping the poorest communities in developing countries build sustainable water supply and sanitation services.
  • 2013
    Age 64
    On June 19, 2013 she was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario in recognition of her work to combat mental illness.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details She was born in Vancouver, daughter of Scottish-born James "Jimmy" Sinclair, a former Liberal member of the Parliament of Canada and Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and Doris Kathleen (Bernard) Sinclair. Her grandmother, Rose Edith (Ivens) Bernard, whom Trudeau has an especially close to her through her life, lived in Roberts Creek, British Columbia in later life and was originally from Virden, Manitoba. Her grandfather Thomas Kirkpatrick Bernard was born in Makassar and immigrated in 1906 at age 15 with his family to Penticton, British Columbia eventually working as a payroll clerk for Canadian Pacific Railway. The Bernards were the descendants of colonists in Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia, including Francis James Bernard, a London-born Anglo-Irishman whose own great-grandfather, Arthur Bernard, was a member of the Irish House of Commons for Bandonbridge and brother of Francis Bernard, Solicitor-General for Ireland and ancestor of the Earls of Bandon. Francis James Bernard was the founder of the first Singapore Police Force in 1819, The Singapore Chronicle, the first newspaper in Singapore, was established with Bernard as owner, publisher and editor in 1824 and he opened up Katong, now a densely populated residential enclave, by being the first to cultivate a coconut estate there in 1823. Bernard had married in 1818 Margaret Trudeau's 3rd great-grandmother Esther Farquhar, eldest daughter of Scotsman William Farquhar, a colonial leader in the founding of modern Singapore, by Farquhar's first wife, Antoinette "Nonio" Clement, daughter of a French father and an ethnic Malaccan mother.
  • 2010
    Age 61
    Trudeau is the author of Changing My Mind, a book about her personal experience having bipolar disorder, published by HarperCollins Canada in 2010.
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    Speaking in 2010 about her marriage to Trudeau she said: "Just because our marriage ended didn’t mean the love stopped."
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 57
    On May 5, 2006, Trudeau announced that she had bipolar disorder.
    More Details Hide Details Since then, she has advocated for reducing the social stigma of mental illness - bipolar disorder in particular - with speaking engagements across North America. She is an honorary patron of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
  • 2000
    Age 51
    When Pierre Trudeau died in 2000, she was at his bedside with their surviving sons, Justin and Alexandre.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1998
    Age 49
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The loss of her son was devastating for Trudeau, and she suffered another major depressive episode that led to her second divorce.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 34
    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).
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  • 1979
    Age 30
    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.
    More Details Hide Details A photo of her there was featured on many front pages across Canada.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1977
    Age 28
    Suffering from stress and bouts of bipolar depression, she separated from her husband in 1977 and became a much-talked-about jet-setter.
    More Details Hide Details She gave many "tell-all" interviews to Canadian and American magazines and appeared in two motion pictures. Pierre Trudeau won custody of the children and did not pay any spousal support. Trudeau had a difficult time earning a living after her marriage. She wrote the book Beyond Reason about her marriage.
  • 1972
    Age 23
    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.
    More Details Hide Details At a rally in Vancouver, she told a crowd of 2,000 that her husband had taught her "a lot about loving." The remark was wildly mocked and dismissed in public during the campaign by members of the press gallery as well as by her husband's main political rivals Progressive Conservative Party of Canada leader Robert Stanfield and New Democratic Party leader David Lewis. Liberal party organizers considered her a top campaign asset and sent her off alone to help local candidates in hotly contested ridings while critics noted that while the wives of Stanfield and Lewis were on the campaign trail, they rarely spoke and stood behind their husbands at events. Political observers also found Pierre Trudeau noticeably more relaxed at events when Margaret came along. Initially she brought her 6-month-old son Sasha on the trail with her and one veteran reporter said, "It's the first campaign plane I've ever been on where the first thing off is a crib and a diaper bag." Later she decided to leave her sons with her parents in North Vancouver while she continue campaigning. Asked at the time if she thought her campaigning was helping Pierre Trudeau pick up votes, she replied, "I won't know until July 8th. But 52 per cent of the voters in this country are women, And an awful lot of them are young." Her husband's party returned to a majority government.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1968
    Age 19
    Pierre Trudeau was still a bachelor when he became Prime Minister in 1968.
    More Details Hide Details After keeping their romance private, Canada was shocked when the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation lead its morning radio broadcast about Prime Minister Trudeau honeymooning at Alta Lake, British Columbia at the foot of Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort the day after a surprise wedding in North Vancouver, British Columbia on March 4, 1971. Although she had previously accompanied Pierre Trudeau in public a year before to ice skate and dance at an event at Rideau Hall, official resident of Canada's General General, it was a complete secret except to immediate family members and close friends that she was in a romantic relationship and then in a 6-month engagement to the Prime Minister.<ref name="Chicago Tribune"/ As Pierre Trudeau was a Catholic, she converted to Roman Catholicism for their marriage. She would in later life study Buddhism although she now considers herself an Anglican. Asked about her role in a marriage to the prime minister, Trudeau said, "I want to be more than a rose in my husband's lapel."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1952
    Age 3
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She attended Hamilton Junior Secondary School and Delbrook Senior Secondary School in North Vancouver. Trudeau graduated in 1969 from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. As an 18-year-old vacationing in Tahiti with her family, she met Pierre Trudeau, who was then Minister of Justice. Sinclair did not recognize him, and she in fact thought little of their encounter, but Trudeau was captivated by the carefree "flower child", thirty years younger than he, and began to pursue her.
  • 1948
    Born
    Born on September 10, 1948.
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