Who is Justin Trudeau?
Justin Trudeau is the 23rd prime minister of Canada and the leader of the Liberal Party. He became prime minister in 2013 and has been leading the party since then. Trudeau has won many awards and has received great support from Canadians. He is a popular and charismatic leader. His goal is to make Canada a better place for everyone.
In addition to his work in the Liberal Party, Trudeau is also an accomplished boxer. He beat out fellow senator Patrick Brazeau in 2012 in a charity boxing match in Ottawa. Prior to entering politics, Justin Trudeau worked as a snowboarding instructor, nightclub bouncer, rafting guide, actor, and camp counselor.
Justin Trudeau was born in Ottawa and attended College Jean-de-Brebeuf. He later went on to graduate from the University of British Columbia and McGill University. He then taught secondary school in Vancouver. He later moved to Montreal, where he became the chair of the Katimavik board, a youth service program his father founded. In 2005, he married Sophie Gregoire and the couple has three children.
Justin Trudeau was 43 years old when he became Prime Minister of Canada. The first prime minister of Canada, Joe Clark, was 40 years old at the time. Justin is the first PM with non-European roots. His sixth great-grandmother was of Malay descent.