Justin Pierre James Trudeau (; born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian politician who has served as the 23rd prime minister of Canada since 2015. He is the second-youngest prime minister in Canadian history; he is also the first to be the child or other relative of a previous holder of the post, as the eldest son of Pierre Trudeau. Trudeau is predominantly of Scottish and French Canadian descent.
About Justin Trudeau in brief
Justin Pierre James Trudeau PC MP ; born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian politician who has served as the 23rd prime minister of Canada since 2015. He is the second-youngest prime minister in Canadian history; he is also the first to be the child or other relative of a previous holder of the post, as the eldest son of Pierre Trudeau. Trudeau is predominantly of Scottish and French Canadian descent. His grandfathers were businessman Charles-Émile Trudeau and Scottish-born James Sinclair, who served as Minister of Fisheries in the cabinet of Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent. Trudeau’s maternal great-grandfather Thomas Bernard was born in Makassar, Indonesia, and immigrated to Penticton, British Columbia, in 1906 at age 15 with his family. Through the Bernard family, kinsmen of the Earls of Bandon, Trudeau is the 5th-great-grandson of Major-General William Farquhar, a leader in the founding of modern Singapore; Trudeau also has remote ethnic Malaccan and Nias ancestry. Trudeau won the leadership of the Liberal Party in April 2013 and led his party to victory in the 2015 federal election, moving the third-placed Liberals from 36 seats to 184 seats, the largest-ever numerical increase by a party in a Canadian federal election. Winning the most seats in the 2019Federal election, Trudeau secured a second term by forming a minority government, despite the Liberal party losing the popular vote and receiving the lowest percentage of the national popular vote of any governing party in Canada history.
During his second term, he has confronted the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, announced an assault weapons ban in response to the 2020 Nova Scotia attacks, and is facing a third ethics investigation surrounding the WE Charity scandal. In foreign policy, Trudeau’s government negotiated trade deals such as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, and signed the Paris Agreement on climate change. On April 14, 1972, Trudeau hosted a U.S. president’s gala at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. At the gala, Richard Nixon said, “I’d like to toast the future prime minister to Justin Trudeau” Trudeau responded that he hoped he would have “the grace and skill of the president” Earlier that day, Nixon had come to see him in his nursery to deliver a stuffed toy Snoopy, a gift from the first lady Pat Nixon. Earlier that morning, Nixon announced that he needed a hole in his head in three days, and announced that the White House needed a “wasting hole” in their White House. On June 23, 1971, the Prime Minister’s Office announced that Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s wife of four months, the former Margaret Sinclair, was pregnant and due in December. Trudeau was baptized with his father’s niece Anne Rouleau-Danis as godmother and his mother’s brother-in-law Thomas Walker as godfather at Ottawa’s Notre Dame Basilica on January 16, 1972.