Justin Trudeau

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Justin Trudeau

Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
Assumed office
April 14, 2013
Preceded by Bob Rae
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Papineau
Assumed office
October 14, 2008
Preceded by Vivian Barbot
Personal details
Born Justin Pierre James Trudeau
December 25, 1971 (1971-12-25) (age 43)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Sophie Grégoire
Children Xavier James Trudeau
Ella-Grace Margaret Trudeau
Residence Montreal, Quebec
Alma mater McGill University
University of British Columbia
Occupation Teacher
Religion Catholic
Website Official website

Justin Pierre James Trudeau, (born December 25, 1971 in Ottawa), is a Canadian politician. He is the current leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. He was elected leader on April 14, 2013.[1] He 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.[2]

Trudeau earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature from McGill University and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia.[3] After he graduated, Trudeau worked as a social studies and French teacher. He taught at West Point Grey Academy and Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Vancouver, British Columbia.[3]

He married Sophie Grégoire on May 28, 2005 in a Catholic wedding at the Sainte-Madeleine d'Outremont Church in Montreal.[4] They have two children together: a son, Xavier James Trudeau (born October 2007),[5] and a daughter Ella-Grace Margaret Trudeau (born February 2009).[6]

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