Justin Trudeau

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Justin Trudeau
Trudeau in Toronto, June 2014
23rd Prime Minister of Canada
Assumed office
November 4, 2015
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General David Johnston
Preceded by Stephen Harper
Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada
Assumed office
April 14, 2013
Preceded by Bob Rae (interim)
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Papineau
Assumed office
October 14, 2008
Preceded by Vivian Barbot
Personal details
Born December 25, 1971 (1971-12-25) (age 43)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Sophie Grégoire (m. 2005–present) «start: (2005)»"Marriage: Sophie Grégoire to Justin Trudeau" Location: (linkback://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Trudeau)
Relations Alexandre Trudeau (brother)
Michel Trudeau (brother)
Sarah Coyne (half sister)
Kyle Kemper (half brother)
Alicia Kemper (half sister)
James Sinclair (grandfather)
Charles Trudeau (grandfather)
Children Xavier
Residence Montreal
Alma mater McGill University
University of British Columbia
Profession Teacher
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website justin.ca

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 two children together: a son, Xavier James Trudeau (born October 2007),[7] and a daughter Ella-Grace Margaret Trudeau (born February 2009).[8]

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  1. "Federal Liberals slash spending limit in leadership race". CBC News. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/federal-liberals-slash-spending-limit-in-leadership-race-1.1257636. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  2. "Liberals projected to win majority". Toronto Star. October 19, 2015. http://www.thestar.com/news/federal-election/2015/10/19/canadian-federal-election-2015-results.html. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  3. "Justin Trudeau to be prime minister as Liberals surge to majority". CBC News. October 19, 2015. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-election-2015-voting-results-polls-1.3278537. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  4. "Welcome, Justin Trudeau". St. Petersburg Times. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BXdSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zWADAAAAIBAJ&pg=4654,4743756&dq=justin+trudeau+john+a+macdonald+born&hl=en. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Contender: The Justin Trudeau Story (eBook PART 1)". The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/03/05/contender-justin-trudeau-story-ebook-part-1_n_2782493.html?just_reloaded=1. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  6. "Justin Trudeau weds". CBC News. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/justin-trudeau-weds-1.554781. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  7. "Trudeau clan adds baby Xavier to its ranks". Toronto Star. http://www.thestar.com/news/2007/10/19/trudeau_clan_adds_baby_xavier_to_its_ranks.html. Retrieved 2014-01-15.
  8. "Justin and Sophie Trudeau Welcome Daughter Ella-Grace". People. http://celebritybabies.people.com/2009/02/07/justin-and-sophie-trudeau-welcome-daughter-ella-grace/. Retrieved 2014-01-15.

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