Justin Trudeau, the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, was born on December 25, 1971.
Justin envisions Canada as a place where everyone has a genuine and equal shot of success. His loyalty to Canadians – and his determination to making Canada a country where everyone has the opportunity they need to succeed – has been influenced by his experiences as a teacher, parent, leader, and youth advocate.
Justin Trudeau, the oldest of three boys, grew up under the tutelage of his father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and mother, Margaret Trudeau. He grew up speaking both French and English, and his family hails from both Eastern and Western Canada.
Justin earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in literature from McGill University in 1994. He went on to finish the education program at the University of British Columbia and spent several years in Vancouver teaching French, algebra, and other subjects. He was able to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people through teaching. From the school to Parliament Hill, he is committed to hearing the voices of young Canadians.
Justin returned to Montréal in 2002, where he met Sophie Grégoire, a Quebec television and radio personality. Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien are their three children, whom they married in 2005.
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Justin Trudeau worked as the Chair of Katimavik, on the board of the Canadian Avalanche Foundation, and as a spokesperson for young people and the environment before entering politics. He inspired young people to identify in topics that mattered to them and participate as engaged citizens as a speaker at forums and conferences around the world. These encounters convinced him that the problems that concern young Canadians – education, the climate, and their generation’s economic future – required a stronger voice.
Justin Trudeau entered politics with the aim of bringing about reform that will benefit all Canadians. In the year 2007,
he built a community-based, grassroots campaign to win the Liberal Party nomination in the Montréal riding of Papineau. He was elected in 2008, and re-elected in 2011, 2015, and 2019.
Justin was elected Leader of the Liberal Party in April 2013. His leadership campaign focused on building a new, truly national movement of progressive Canadians, bringing hundreds of thousands of Canadians into politics, most for the first time. He worked closely with his team to build a plan to create jobs, grow the economy, protect the environment, and strengthen the middle class. With Justin’s leadership, the Liberal plan emphasized fair economic opportunity for everyone, respect for and promotion of freedom and diversity, and a more democratic government that truly represents Canadians.
On October 19, 2015, Justin led his party to victory, winning a majority government with seats in every province and territory across the country. He was sworn in on November 4, 2015.
On October 21, 2019, Justin led the Liberal Party to re-election, earning a second mandate from Canadians.
As Prime Minister, Justin leads a government that works hard every day to continue moving Canada forward. His team is focused on creating good middle-class jobs, making life more affordable, keeping Canada’s communities safe, fighting climate change, and moving forward on reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. A proud feminist, Justin appointed Canada’s first gender-balanced Cabinet.