Who is Justin Trudeau?

Justin Trudeau is the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada.

He was born on Christmas Day in 1971 in Ottawa, Canada, and was the oldest of his three siblings. Politics runs in the family. Justin’s father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was also Prime Minister of Canada, serving for more than 15 years.

He graduated from university with a Bachelor of Arts in 1994 and went on to complete an education program at the University of British Columbia. Following his studies and before beginning his political career, he spent several years teaching in Vancouver.

In 2002, Justin met Sophie Grégoire, now a former television presenter. They married in 2005 and are parents to three children, Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien.

Trudeau became an MP for Montreal in 2008, and five years later, he was elected President of the Liberal Party.

In 2015, he became the youngest prime minister in the country’s history, aged just 43.

Aside from politics, in his free time, Trudeau enjoys boxing… and collecting socks!

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