Prior to his election in 2008, Justin worked as a math and French teacher in Vancouver, B.C., and served as the chair of Katimavik, Canada’s national youth service program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from McGill University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia.
Justin Trudeau's Family
Justin was born on December 25, 1971, and is the eldest son of the Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Margaret Sinclair. Married to Sophie Grégoire, they are the proud parents of Xavier, Ella-Grace.
|Sophie, Justin & Hadrian. his 3rd child.|
Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire have announced the arrival of a baby son. Hadrian, the couple’s third child, came into the world weighing 8lbs 3oz.
Why Has Trudeau Written A Memoir
“It’s important that people understand who I am and where I come from,” he says, “and not just have it shaped by purely political discourse.” Growing up, he says, the question he could never get away from was “Are you going to go into politics?” Now that he has, the question he can’t escape is “How similar are you to your father?” In interviews, and in his book, he’s quick to differentiate between himself and the elder Trudeau. He loves the outdoors like his father did, but his strengths are different. Pierre may have been a philosopher king, with a roguish personality that played well in front of an audience, but he wasn’t as “emotionally intuitive” as Justin considers himself to be. “My father found cocktail parties challenging.” Ask whom he most resembles in his family and he goes straight to his mother’s side, citing his grandfather Jimmy Sinclair, a long-time Liberal MP in Vancouver. “Jimmy was very much a ‘man’s man,’ with all the charisma and outsized personality of a true old-school retail politician,” Trudeau writes in his memoir. “It was Jimmy’s door-to-door campaign style, not my dad’s, that I took as my model.”
The Liberal Party has worked hard to recruit women for this election, especially those with school-age children. That’s the group that’s rarest among parliamentarians.
Across the country, Indigenous peoples face hurdles no one in this country should have to face when it comes to access to education, secure housing and safe drinking water, to name but a few.
Liberals are committed to work in partnership on a nation-to-nation basis with First Nations, Métis and Inuit, based on Indigenous rights, treaties, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, in order to achieve significant social and economic progress in these communities. Trudeau has recently stated that the recommendations of the "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" must be adopted quickly.
Mr. Trudeau said a Liberal government would make an immediate new investment of $515-million in core annual funding for First Nations primary and secondary education, increasing to $750-million over four years. He also promised to spend $500-million in education infrastructure on reserves and to invest $50-million more per year in post secondary funding for First Nations students.
Canada’s Military and Veterans
The Conservative government has ignored its sacred obligation to care for the well-being of our troops returning home – and their families. Liberals will ensure that no veteran will have to fight the government for the treatment and compensation they have earned by putting their lives on the line for this country. We commit to re-opening the 9 Veterans Affairs Service Offices closed by the Conservative government.
Justin Trudeau and Liberal Government will re-instate life-time Pensions for Injured Veterans
Energy and the Environment
Across the country, Liberals support projects that offer responsible and sustainable ways of getting our resources to market – while at the same time respecting Indigenous rights, our natural environment and earning the trust of local communities.
It’s time to support clean energy and energy-efficiency projects, to help reduce climate change causing gases, and to add high-paying, cutting edge jobs. Because, we can do better
Tax Breaks For Middle Class Families
We’re going to give a tax break to middle class Canadians by asking the wealthiest Canadians to give a little more.
A Liberal government will cut the middle class income bracket by 7% (from 22% to 20.5%) and introduce a new tax bracket of 33% for incomes over $200,000.
That means you could save nearly $670 per person every year! With a maximum benefit of nearly $1350 for a couple.
#RealChange 4 Middle Class Canadians
Bill C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Liberals understand that there doesn’t have to be a contradiction between safeguarding our rights and freedoms, and protecting our collective security.
Following amendments by Liberals
- Lower the threshold on preventative arrests
- Establish a national security oversight committee of all Parliamentarians
- Ensure that SIRC annually reviews ALL – as opposed to only some – operations performed by CSIS.
- Require the Privacy Commissioner to provide the government with an annual report on information
shared between departments and agencies, the result of which would then be made public!
- Institute a mandatory statutory review of the full Anti-Terrorism Act, after three years.
- Institute a sunset clause on certain provisions of both the act itself and the Criminal Code after three
- Remove the notion of “lawful” protest, so that legitimate forms of demonstration are allowed.
- Put the legal onus on the government to review any appeals by Canadians on the no-fly list.
- Remove the measures that permit judges to provide CSIS with warrants that violate
Canadians' Character Rights!!!!
Justin Trudeau knows that all Liberal Supporters will not agree on every decision.
"Ask yourself these questions: is Canada a fairer country than it was a decade ago? Are we a more prosperous country? Are we more respected in the world community? Do more Canadians have more chances to succeed?
"It's not my candidacy that frightens Mr. Harper and his party. It's that they know, in their hearts, the answer to each of those questions is no. More importantly, Canadians know it too."