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Trudeau is the son of the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. He was prime minister until 1984 with a short break and remains one of the few Canadian politicians known in America, his personality often draws comparisons to John F. Kennedy.

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New Prime Minister of Canada

  • Justin Trudeau, the youthful son of one of the country’s most dynamic politicians became the prime minister of Canada, after he won the October 19,2015 general elections.
  • He ended the 10 years of leadership by Stephen Harper, who dreamt of recasting Canada as a more conservative country.
  • Trudeau’s victory could result in improved ties with the United States, at least for the remainder of Barack Obama’s presidency
  • At 43, he becomes the second youngest prime minister in Canadian history.
  • “Tonight Canada is becoming the country it was before, ” Trudeau told a victory rally in Montreal.
  • The Liberals have said that they would accept a series of budget deficits to fund major infrastructure spending that would in turn boost the economy
  • The Liberals also promised a tax hike for Canada’s top 1 % to pay for a tax cut for the country’s middle class.
  • Trudeau has vowed to legalize marijuana a drug that he says has needlessly left many Canadians with criminal records and cost the government too much in law enforcement.
  • Trudeau’s campaign has emphasized his multicultural view of Canada and his deep desire to continue supporting immigrants and Canadians of all cultures.
  • Finally, Trudeau has promised to reform the country’s current first - past - the - post voting system, which has been unpopular with liberal Canadians, whose votes are split between three main progressive parties.

- Published/Last Modified on: October 20, 2015

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