Justin Trudeau

23rd Prime Minister of Canada; eldest son of Pierre Trudeau

Justin Pierre James Trudeau PC MP (born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian politician. He is the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada. He is also the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. He was elected leader on April 14, 2013.[2] Trudeau was designated the next Prime Minister of Canada after leading his party in the 2015 federal election to a majority government victory.[3][4]

Justin Trudeau

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Trudeau in 2019
23rd Prime Minister of Canada
Assumed office
November 4, 2015
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralDavid Johnston
Julie Payette
Preceded byStephen Harper
Leader of the Liberal Party
Assumed office
April 14, 2013
PresidentMike Crawley
Anna Gainey
Suzanne Cowan
DeputyRalph Goodale
Preceded byBob Rae
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Papineau
Assumed office
October 14, 2008
Preceded byVivian Barbot
Personal details
Justin Pierre James Trudeau

(1971-12-25) December 25, 1971 (age 48)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Sophie Grégoire (m. 2005)
ParentsPierre Trudeau
Margaret Sinclair
RelativesTrudeau family
ResidenceRideau Cottage (primary)
Harrington Lake (seasonal)
Alma materMcGill University (BA, 1994)
University of British Columbia (BEd, 1998)
Université de Montréal
OccupationTeacher, politician
WebsiteGovernment website
Party website

Trudeau is the eldest son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. He is the second child in Canadian history to be born while one of his parents was prime minister; the first was John A. Macdonald's youngest daughter Margaret Mary Macdonald.[5]

Trudeau earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in literature from McGill University and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia.[6] After he graduated, Trudeau worked as a social studies and French teacher. He taught at West Point Grey Academy and Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Vancouver, British Columbia.[6]

He married Sophie Grégoire on May 28, 2005 in a Catholic wedding at the Sainte-Madeleine d'Outremont Church in Montreal.[7] They have three children together: a son, Xavier James Trudeau (born October 18, 2007), a daughter, Ella-Grace Margaret Trudeau (born February 5, 2009), and another son, Hadrien Grégoire Trudeau (born February 28, 2014).[8][9][10]

Trudeau is Pro-choice.[11]

On March 12, 2020, Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau isolated themselves, after she showed flu-like symptoms during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.[12] The Prime Minister's Office announced later that day that she had tested positive for COVID-19.[13]


  1. "Indemnities, Salaries and Allowances". Library of Parliament. April 11, 2018. Archived from the original on June 1, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  2. "Federal Liberals slash spending limit in leadership race". CBC News. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  3. "Liberals projected to win majority". Toronto Star. October 19, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  4. "Justin Trudeau to be prime minister as Liberals surge to majority". CBC News. October 19, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  5. "Welcome, Justin Trudeau". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Contender: The Justin Trudeau Story (eBook PART 1)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  7. "Justin Trudeau weds". CBC News. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  8. "Justin and Sophie Trudeau Welcome Daughter Ella-Grace". People. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  9. "Trudeau clan adds baby Xavier to its ranks". Toronto Star. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  10. "That's Hadrien Trudeau: new baby, new spelling". Toronto Star. March 13, 2014. Archived from the original on March 14, 2014. Retrieved March 15, 2014.
  11. https://nationalpost.com/opinion/barbara-kay-abortion-should-be-about-medical-ethics-not-liberal-politics
  12. Bogart, Nicole (March 12, 2020). "Trudeau self-isolating as wife Sophie awaits result of COVID-19 test". CTV News. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  13. "Sophie Grégoire Trudeau diagnosed with COVID-19; PM to remain in isolation". globalnews.com. March 12, 2020. Retrieved March 12, 2020.

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