|23rd Prime Minister of Canada|
|Assumed office |
November 4, 2015
|Governor General||David Johnston|
|Preceded by||Stephen Harper|
|Leader of the Liberal Party|
|Assumed office |
April 14, 2013
|Preceded by||Bob Rae|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
October 14, 2008
|Preceded by||Vivian Barbot|
Justin Pierre James Trudeau
December 25, 1971
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Sophie Grégoire (m. 2005)
|Residence||Rideau Cottage (primary)|
Harrington Lake (seasonal)
|Alma mater||McGill University (BA, 1994)|
University of British Columbia (BEd, 1998)
Université de Montréal
Justin Pierre James Trudeau Canadian politician. He is the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada. He is also the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. He was elected leader on April 14, 2013. After leading his party to a majority government win in the 2015 federal election, Trudeau became the Prime Minister. Since 2021, Trudeau is the senior G7 leader.(born December 25, 1971) is a
Early life[change | change source]
Trudeau is the eldest son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. He is the second child in Canadian history to be born while one of his parents was prime minister; the first was John A. Macdonald's youngest daughter Margaret Mary Macdonald.
Trudeau earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature from McGill University and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia. After he graduated, Trudeau worked as a social studies, drama, math and French elementary and high school teacher. He taught at West Point Grey Academy and Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Vancouver, British Columbia.
In opposition[change | change source]
Trudeau was elected for the first time in the 2008 federal election. He was the nominee for the Liberal Party in the electoral area of Papineau. He won more votes than the incumbent, Vivian Barbot of the Bloc Québécois.
2015 federal election[change | change source]
On October 19, 2015, Trudeau and the Liberals won the most seats in the federal election. This was after one of the longest campaigns in over 100 years. The Liberals won 184 of the 338 seats in the House of Commons and 39.5% of the total vote. Because of this, they formed a majority government. Their seat count went up by 150 compared to the 2011 federal election.
The results were the second-best in the history of the Liberal Party. They did very well in the eastern half of Canada. They won all of the seats in Atlantic Canada and Toronto and won 40 seats in Quebec. In Quebec, they won the most seats since Pierre Trudeau's win in the 1980 election. It was also the first time since 1980 that the Liberals won more than half the seats in Quebec. The 150 seat gain was the biggest gain for any party in an election since Canadian Confederation. It was also the first time that a party went from third place in seat count to a majority government.
Prime Minister of Canada[change | change source]
2019 federal election[change | change source]
For the first time since 1979, the party that won the largest share of the national popular vote did not win the most seats. The Liberals under Trudeau had 33.1 per cent of the popular vote, while the Conservatives under Andrew Scheer had 34.4 per cent. It was also the first time a government took power with less than 35 per cent of the national popular vote since 1867.
2021 federal election[change | change source]
On September 20, 2021 Trudeau and the Liberal Party won re-election as the party won 155 seats (same as in 2019), allowing them to form a minority government.
Personal life[change | change source]
Trudeau first met his wife, Sophie Grégoire, when they were both children growing up in Montreal. Grégoire was a friend of Trudeau's brother, Michel. He married her on May 28, 2005 in a Catholic wedding at the Sainte-Madeleine d'Outremont Church in Montreal. They have three children together: a son, Xavier James Trudeau (born October 18, 2007), a daughter, Ella-Grace Margaret Trudeau (born February 5, 2009), and another son, Hadrien Grégoire Trudeau (born February 28, 2014).
On March 12, 2020, Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau isolated themselves, after she showed flu-like symptoms during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. The Prime Minister's Office announced later that day that she had tested positive for COVID-19.
References[change | change source]
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- Annett, Evan (October 23, 2015). "JUSTIN AND SOPHIE: THE FAMILY ALBUM". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
- "Justin Trudeau weds". CBC News. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
- "Justin and Sophie Trudeau Welcome Daughter Ella-Grace". People. Archived from the original on October 5, 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
- "Trudeau clan adds baby Xavier to its ranks". Toronto Star. October 19, 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
- "That's Hadrien Trudeau: new baby, new spelling". Toronto Star. March 13, 2014. Archived from the original on March 14, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
- "Sophie Grégoire Trudeau diagnosed with COVID-19; PM to remain in isolation". globalnews.com. March 12, 2020. Retrieved March 12, 2020.