Pierre Trudeau was Canada’s Prime Minister from April 20, 1968, to June 4, 1979, and again from March 3, 1980, to June 30, 1984. Pierre Trudeau, who died in 2000, was in power for 15 years.
Pierre Trudeau came to power in 1968 on a wave of popular support dubbed “Trudeaumania”.
Justin Trudeau is the eldest son of Pierre Trudeau. He was just elected to become Prime Minister of Canada.
Justin Trudeau will become the second-youngest prime minister in Canadian history.
Justin Trudeau, then 28, emerged as a prominent figure in October 2000, after delivering a eulogy at his father’s state funeral. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) received numerous calls to rebroadcast the speech after its initial transmission, and leading Quebec politician Claude Ryan described it as “perhaps […] the first manifestation of a dynasty.”
Trudeau pledged to run a C$10 billion annual budget deficit for three years to invest in infrastructure and help stimulate Canada’s anemic economic growth.
SOURCES -Wikipedia, CBC