Justin Trudeau
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Justin Trudeau is Canada’s 23rd prime minister.

A teacher, father, advocate, and leader, his passion for public service and vision for Canada are shaped by his experiences and influences — his father, Pierre, and mother, Margaret; the Trudeau and Sinclair families; his roots in the East and West, French and English.

Driven by the desire to have a positive influence in the world, after graduating from McGill University in 1994, Mr. Trudeau decided to become a schoolteacher. He completed the University of British Columbia’s education program, and spent several years teaching mostly French and math in Vancouver.

In 2002, Mr. Trudeau returned home to Montreal, where he fell in love with Sophie Grégoire, a Quebec TV and radio host. They married in 2005 and, in subsequent years, became the proud parents of Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien.

Prior to entering politics, Mr. Trudeau was frequently called upon to speak at conferences and various events on youth and environmental issues. He was the chair of Katimavik, where he spoke to young people about the value of community service and volunteerism, and a board member of the Canadian Avalanche Foundation, where he promoted avalanche safety.

In 2007, Mr. Trudeau decided to serve Canadians by seeking the nomination in the Montreal riding of Papineau. He was elected in 2008, and then again in 2011 and 2015.

Mr. Trudeau was elected leader of his party in April 2013. On Oct. 19, 2015, Mr. Trudeau led his party to victory, winning a majority government with seats in every province and territory across the country. He was elected on a platform for change and growing the middle class.

Mr. Trudeau was sworn in on Nov. 4, 2015, with an equal number of men and women in Cabinet — a first in Canada’s history.

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We Won't Always Agree, But Keep The Tough Questions Coming

(121) Comments | Posted March 10, 2017 | 1:07 PM

Over the last two months, I have had the opportunity to meet Canadians at town halls, as well as in coffee shops and bakeries. Nothing was scripted and anyone could ask a question. We talked for hours, and you asked me about everything: from pipelines, to the Phoenix pay system,...

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The World Needs Canada to Be a Meaningful Member of the UN

(54) Comments | Posted September 27, 2015 | 8:59 PM

Canada has always understood that being fully and firmly committed internationally is important, not only to our own success, but also to the success of others around the world. We are a country with a great deal to offer -- it is time for us to reclaim our place.

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My Plan For Creating Real Change in Canada

(84) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 1:55 PM

After ten years of Stephen Harper, Ottawa is broken. When he was first elected, he promised us principled government. He promised us accountability and honesty.

But year after year, Stephen Harper has delivered partisanship and petty politics, broken his promise and appointed 57 senators, wasted over $750...

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I Have Faith in Quebec. So Should You.

(244) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 2:14 PM

Earlier this week, Premier Pauline Marois unveiled her government's much-anticipated plan to legislate values in Quebec. As I have said since her Parti Québécois first announced this plan back in the 2012 election campaign, I categorically oppose it. Like our fellow Canadians elsewhere, Quebeckers are open, positive people. We believe...

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Why the Best Canada Is Built on Education

(158) Comments | Posted February 16, 2013 | 9:04 AM

The Liberal Party of Canada must be a party of principle. Over the course of this campaign, I have proposed key principles that should form the basis of Liberal policy: equality of opportunity, a positive approach to freedom, a grounding in science and evidence, and a commitment to embrace Canada's...

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On the Occasion of the Annual Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference

(113) Comments | Posted December 23, 2012 | 8:29 AM

What follows is the text of a speech I delivered at the Reviving Islamic Spirit Conference in Toronto on December 22.

As-salamu Alaykum.
 
I am here today because I believe in freedom of expression.
 
I am here today because I believe in...

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We Need a New Generation of Canadian Leadership

(97) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 10:55 AM

To mark the official start of the federal Liberal leadership race, The Huffington Post Canada asked all the declared candidates to tell us, in their words, why they decided to run. Justin Trudeau, the Member of Parliament for the Montreal riding of Papineau, announced his bid for the Liberal leadership...

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