Get To Know Justin Trudeau In 51 Questions

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You've seen them on TV and in debates but what are the federal leaders like behind the scenes? HuffPost Canada put 51 questions to the heads of the five main political parties to get to know them better.

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Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada

Age: 43

Born: Dec. 25, 1971, Ottawa

Education: bachelor's degree in English literature from McGill, bachelor's degree in education from UBC

Previous occupation: Teacher

Left-handed/right-handed: Right handed

Height: 6’ 2’’

Eye colour: Blue

Astrological sign: Capricorn

Haircut style and where you get it cut: I leave description of my hair up to other people. I get it cut wherever I happen to be at the moment I need it.

Cats vs. dogs: Have had both, liked both

Pets: None

Marital status: Married to Sophie

Children: Xavier (7), Ella-Grace (6), Hadrien (18 months)

How do you take your coffee? I don’t drink coffee

Sports you play: Boxing, running, rock climbing, canoeing, skiing, snowboarding

Sports you like to watch: Hockey, football

Favourite food: Asian food

Favourite restaurant: Sakura Gardens in Montreal

Beer or wine: Beer

Favourite NHL hockey team: Montreal Canadiens

Favourite author: Stephen King

Last book read/book you’re currently reading: King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero

Favourite music: Too varied to choose!

Favourite movie: “Star Wars” (in order 5, 4, 6, 2, 3. Too bad there was never a 1 made.)

Favourite TV shows: “Sherlock,” “The Americans”

Favourite article of clothing: T-shirt and Levi’s jeans

Biggest regret from your teenage years: Wearing suspenders with jeans

Would you rather be on “Celebrity Apprentice,” “Dragon's Den,” “The Amazing Race” or “Survivor”? “The Amazing Race”

Typical Canadian skill you may not have: A decent slap shot

Curse word of choice: Fuddle duddle

You have the afternoon off, what do you do? Spend time with my family

Best piece of advice you ever received (and from whom): Spend your afternoons off with your kids. My dad’s example.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Astronaut

Thing you are most proud of: Having three wonderful kids

First job: Camp counsellor

Your house is on fire and you only have time to grab one personal item. What do you grab? Charcoal sketch of my dad holding me as a baby.

Who should play you in a movie? Meryl Streep, she’s THAT good.

If you’re welcoming a pen pal from abroad, where would you take them? The Library on Parliament Hill

Books written: Common Ground (2015)

Do you watch the nightly news? Sometimes

What newspapers/websites do you read? National Newswatch

Last family vacation: A weekend up in the Laurentians

Inspiration: Thinking about the world my kids will grow up in.

justin trudeau movemberProperty owned: My brother and I own the family cottage together.

Pastimes: Reading, hiking

Political idol: Wilfrid Laurier (he was my second favourite prime minister)

What you think your most controversial idea is/was? Legalizing marijuana.

Biggest political regret: That d'Artagnan goatee

Hardest political move you had to make so far: While it was the right decision, it was personally difficult to remove good friends who were senators from the Liberal caucus

Favourite speech you gave: Liberty speech given at McGill alumni at the Royal York, spring of 2015

Your favourite quote from yourself: Canada is a country strong not in spite of our differences, but because of them.

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