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Justin Trudeau


Justin’s Story

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Justin Trudeau is the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Justin was first elected to Parliament in the Montreal riding of Papineau in 2008, defying political insiders who believed that a federalist candidate would have little chance against an incumbent member of the Bloc Québécois. For Justin, the people of Papineau – 50 percent of whom speak neither French nor English as their mother tongue – exemplify Canada’s rich diversity, evolving identity, and the struggle for equality of opportunity. He has served the hard working middle class families and small businesses of his constituency, who, in recent years, have faced economic challenges. He has worked alongside local community organisations by bringing together different cultures and religions, and establishing local initiatives on social issues, the environment, and the arts.

As a Member of Parliament, Justin has had many responsibilities including the Liberal Party Critic for Youth, Post-Secondary Education, Amateur Sports, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship and Immigration. Furthermore, he previously sat on the Parliamentary Committees on Environment and Sustainable Development and Citizenship and Immigration.

As a Parliamentarian, and prior to that, Justin travelled the country and met with Canadians in every region, consistently speaking about shared values, the importance of youth empowerment, protecting our wilderness, and living up to our place in the world. Some of Justin’s proudest accomplishments include his advocacy for victims of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, his activism to protect the Nahanni river in the Northwest Territories in 2005 and holding the post of chair of Katimavik, Canada’s national youth service program, from 2002 to 2006.

At the heart of Justin’s professional achievements – whether as a math and French teacher in British Columbia, or his leadership role in Katimavik, or even his strong defense of Quebec as a Member of Parliament – is a deep respect for Canadians from coast to coast to coast and his desire to serve them.

On April 14, 2013, Justin was elected Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada in the most open and accessible leadership election in Canadian history, in which tens of thousands of Canadians participated.

Justin has a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia. He was born on December 25, 1971, the eldest son of the late former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Margaret Sinclair Trudeau Kemper. Justin is married to Sophie Grégoire. The couple welcomed their first child, Xavier James Trudeau on October 18, 2007 and added to their family with the arrival of Ella-Grace Trudeau on February 5, 2009.

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Justin Trudeau in the news

  1. Bernard Landry is mistaken: Michaëlle Jean represents a real opportunity for La Francophonie.

    October 28, 2014

    I was surprised to read Bernard Landry’s statement that Michaëlle Jean’s experience as a former governor general of Canada disqualifies her for the position of secretary […]  More »

  2. Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau condemns recent acts of vandalism

    October 25, 2014

    OTTAWA – The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the vandalism against the mosque in Cold Lake, […]  More »

  3. Remarks by Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau at CARP

    October 24, 2014

    Check against delivery I’d like to thank you, first of all, for inviting me to be with you today. Before I begin, I want to say […]  More »

  4. Remarks by Liberal Party of Canada Leader Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons

    October 23, 2014

    October 23, 2014 Check against delivery Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by thanking the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Official Opposition for […]  More »

  5. Remarks by Justin Trudeau on the shootings in Ottawa

    October 23, 2014

    Check against delivery My fellow Canadians: I’m speaking to you from Parliament Hill just coming out of the lock down. I am deeply saddened by today’s […]  More »

Contact information

In Ottawa:
Chambre des communes
Ottawa (ON) K1A 0A6
Phone: (613) 995-8872
Fax: (613) 995-9926

In Papineau:
529 Jarry East
Suite 302
Montréal, Québec
H2P 1V4

Phone: (514) 277-6020
Fax: (514) 277-3454

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