Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined us for our Lincoln100 celebration. The oldest of three boys, Justin was raised speaking both French and English, growing up with the profound influence of his father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and his mother, Margaret Trudeau. This background helped spark his passion for public service and shaped his conviction that diversity is Canada’s strength.
Prime Minister Trudeau earned a Bachelor of Arts in Literature from McGill University in 1994. He went on to complete the University of British Columbia’s education program, and spent several years teaching French, math, and other subjects in Vancouver. Before entering politics, he served as the Chair of Katimavik, on the board for the Canadian Avalanche Foundation, and as an advocate for young people and the environment, speaking at events and conferences around the country.
In 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. He was elected Leader of the Liberal Party in April 2013. He was sworn in on November 4, 2015.
Prime Minister Trudeau is married to Sophie Grégoire Trudeau. They are the proud parents of Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien.