While there has been a lot of recent excitement over the prospect of Justin Trudeau as potential Liberal party leader, it would not be advisable for him -- at least for now -- to make a move for the seat vacated by Bob Rae. It might be tempting, but it's not a good idea.
It is not because he cannot properly handle the duties, nor is it because he cannot guide his party out of the darkness.
It's because he is still a baby in the political arena who has a long road ahead of him. Before a baby can walk, he must first learn how to crawl.
Trudeau will not receive votes for what he has accomplished. He will receive attention because of who his father was.
This is not healthy for him, nor for the people he will be vowing to serve and protect.
A man should stand up on his feet for his own accomplishments in life, for what he has done for the society he lives in and for humanity at large.
A man should not seek leadership because of the language he speaks, his lineage, or how noble his father or mother were.
This unhealthy phenomenon only works in third world countries where people use different techniques to gain power through backdoor dealings.
I do not wish to see this trend in Canada. This is not to disrespect Trudeau or his late father, but a piece of sincere advice which I hope he will take to heart.
Trudeau is certainly an aspiring young politician who has the potential to climb the ladder and lead a successful political life in the years to come.
He needs to build his own legacy right from the start and not use the legacy of his father as something to lean on.
While he should be proud of where he comes from, and should be honoured to be the son of a man who was respected by all Canadians, he should build his own legacy and prove what he can do.
The media is building hype about him and whether he will enter the race for the Liberals' leadership.
The media always try to sensationalize things in order to win viewership. I hope Trudeau would be wise and mature enough to do the right thing and just leave the race alone.
He should only stand up when he has built his own platform to stand upon with pride and humility. He should ask for Canada's trust using his own credentials, not those of someone else.
With talk of Trudeau making a bid for the Liberal leadership reaching a fever pitch (again), HuffPost takes a look at some surprising facts about Canada's perpetual PM-in-waiting. (CP)
Trudeau's maternal grandfather <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Sinclair_(politician)" target="_hplink">James Sinclair</a> was a Liberal MP and cabinet minister in Louis St.-Laurent's government in the 1950s. (House of Commons) <em><strong>CORRECTION</strong>: An earlier version of this slide incorrectly said Sinclair was a Progressive Conservative MP.</em>
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Trudeau" target="_hplink">Trudeau was only the second child ever to be born while a parent was prime minister</a>. The first was John A. Macdonald's youngest daughter Margaret Mary Macdonald. Trudeau's younger brothers, Alexandre (Sacha) and Michel were the third and fourth. (CP)
Trudeau has a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill and a Bachelor of Education from UBC. He also studied engineering at the Université de Montréal and environmental geography at McGill, but never finished degrees in those fields.
While fathers Brian Mulroney and Pierre Trudeau were rivals, sons Justin and Ben are friends. Mulroney attended Trudeau's wedding to Sophie Grégoire. Grégoire has worked as Quebec correspondent for CTV's eTalk, which is hosted by Mulroney. (CP)
Trudeau didn't have cake at his wedding, with <a href="http://www.macleans.ca/canada/national/article.jsp?content=20050606_106678_106678" target="_hplink">Sophie arguing that people never eat it anyway</a>. (Shutterstock)
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin_Trudeau" target="_hplink">Trudeau entered the world on December 25, 1971</a>.
Trudeau has a large tattoo on his left shoulder. <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/justinpjtrudeau/statuses/179973685136998400" target="_hplink">The planet Earth inside a Haida raven</a>. Trudeau got the globe tattoo when he was 23 and the raven when he turned 40. (Media Ball)
Trudeau and his wife Sophie have two children, Xavier James (4) and Ella-Grace Margaret (3). Both are partially named after family.<a href="http://www.chatelaine.com/en/article/4970--the-littlest-trudeau" target="_hplink"> Xavier James is named after Trudeau's maternal grandfather James Sinclair</a> (the politician) and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sophie_Gr%C3%A9goire" target="_hplink">Ella-Grace Margaret is named after Trudeau's mother Margaret and Grace Elliot, Trudeau's paternal grandmother</a>. Xavier also happens to share a birthday with Pierre Elliott Trudeau. (CP)
<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0846011/" target="_hplink">Trudeau played Talbot Mercer Papineau</a> in the 2007 CBC miniseries "The Great War."
<a href="http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/09/06/in-deus-ex-justin-trudeau-is-the-pm-and-canada-has-a-problem-with-illegal-immigrants-from-the-u-s/" target="_hplink">Trudeau is prime minister in the dystopian future portrayed in the video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution</a>. (CP)
Sophie used to visit the Trudeau family home when she was a child. She was a classmate and friend of Trudeau's youngest brother Michel, who died tragically in a B.C. avalanche in 1998. Justin and Sophie made contact again at a fundraiser in 2003 and soon after began dating. <a href="http://www.macleans.ca/canada/national/article.jsp?content=20050606_106678_106678" target="_hplink">Trudeau was so smitten</a> that he declared they would spend the rest of their lives together on the very first date. (CP)