Justin Trudeau

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Justin Trudeau
Justin Trudeau in Lima, Peru - 2018 (41507133581) (cropped).jpg
Trudeau in April 2018
23rd Prime Minister of Canada
Assumed office
November 4, 2015
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralDavid Johnston
Julie Payette
Preceded byStephen Harper
Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
Assumed office
April 14, 2013
Preceded byBob Rae (interim)
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Papineau
Assumed office
October 14, 2008
Preceded byVivian Barbot
Personal details
Born (1971-12-25) December 25, 1971 (age 46)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Sophie Grégoire (m. 2005)
RelationsAlexandre Trudeau (brother)
Michel Trudeau (brother)
Sarah Coyne (half sister)
Kyle Kemper (half brother)
Alicia Kemper (half sister)
James Sinclair (grandfather)
Charles Trudeau (grandfather)
ParentsPierre Trudeau (father)
Margaret Sinclair (mother)
Alma materMcGill University
University of British Columbia
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Justin Pierre James Trudeau, (born December 25, 1971 in Ottawa), is a 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.[1] Trudeau was designated the next Prime Minister of Canada after leading his party in the October 19, 2015, federal election to a majority government victory.[2][3]

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.[4]

Trudeau earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature from McGill University and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia.[5] 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.[5]

He married Sophie Grégoire on May 28, 2005 in a Catholic wedding at the Sainte-Madeleine d'Outremont Church in Montreal.[6] 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).[7][8][9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Federal Liberals slash spending limit in leadership race". CBC News. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  2. "Liberals projected to win majority". Toronto Star. October 19, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  3. "Justin Trudeau to be prime minister as Liberals surge to majority". CBC News. October 19, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  4. "Welcome, Justin Trudeau". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Contender: The Justin Trudeau Story (eBook PART 1)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  6. "Justin Trudeau weds". CBC News. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  7. "Justin and Sophie Trudeau Welcome Daughter Ella-Grace". People. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  8. "Trudeau clan adds baby Xavier to its ranks". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  9. "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.

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