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Justin Trudeau Shares Intimate Moments From His First Day As Prime Minister

11/06/2015 12:25 EST
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(Justin Trudeau/Facebook)

Canadians saw almost every angle of Justin Trudeau's swearing-in as the country's 23rd prime minister on Wednesday, but several private moments behind the scenes were just as memorable.

As crowds lined up to be part of the historic day at Rideau Hall, Trudeau had already been up early in the Peace Tower with his children.

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The chief correspondent for CBC News, Peter Mansbridge, was given unprecedented access to Trudeau that day as the Liberal leader visited his father's portrait in a Parliament hallway and rode in a bus with his cabinet en route to Rideau Hall.

There were plenty of other touching moments. A gentle head butt from a doting mother. A father sharing his love for Canada's Parliament with his children. A proud wife.

Trudeau shared those intimate photos with Canadians on Facebook Thursday, thanking them as well as people around the world for their support.


Here is a glimpse inside Trudeau's day:


Sophie Gregoire and her husband take it all in.

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(Justin Trudeau/Facebook)

Xavier, 8, and Ella-Grace, 6, get to know their father's stomping grounds.

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(Justin Trudeau/Facebook)

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(Justin Trudeau/Facebook)

Hadrien. A crowd favourite.

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(Justin Trudeau/Facebook)

Best wishes from governors general, past and present.

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(Justin Trudeau/Facebook)

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(Justin Trudeau/Facebook)

His desk is pretty tidy...for now.

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(Justin Trudeau/Facebook)

The best part of it all, hopeful Canadians.

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(Justin Trudeau/Facebook)

On Facebook, Trudeau called his swearing-in a day he'll "never forget." We have a feeling Canadians won't either.

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