Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will go down in history as one of the youngest leaders at the helm of one of the most powerful countries in the world. He is also the second youngest leader his country has ever produced, and a look at his background will, of course, answer the question of how he was able to rise to where he is now. Here we will look at all this, including what is being said about his gayness. So if you are as curious as we are, you should be content with the facts about the young leader below.
Who is Justin Trudeau?
Justin Trudeau is being addressed in full as Prime Minister Justin Pierre James Trudeau. He is a Canadian politician and the 23rd Prime Minister of Canada (from 2015). The young leader was born on Christmas Day (25 December) of 1971 in a Canadian family in the Ottawa Civic Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the son of the late former Canadian Prime Minister (15th) Pierre Elliott Trudeau and his present ex-wife Margaret Trudeau. His younger siblings Alexandre (Sacha) and the late Michel Trudeau all made history as the third and fourth children of a serving Canadian leader.
The Prime Minister grew up in 1976 at Rockcliffe Park Public School and later spent a year at the Lycée Claudel d’Ottawa. After high school, he enrolled at the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf before obtaining a degree in literature from McGill University and later a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of British Columbia.
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After college, he began his career as a teacher of French and mathematics at West Point Grey Academy before venturing into politics. The potential Prime Minister won his first political seat as a member of the Canadian Parliament for Papineau in 2008. He built his path as he grew up in the Canadian Liberal Party and proved himself both in the domestic politics of the party and as someone to whom the wider Canadian population will entrust the leadership of their country in the future.
Trudeau would then work his way up the Liberal Party leadership starting in 2012 and then rise to become party leader in 2012. He led them to victory in the federal elections in October 2015 in Canada and in November of the same year he was sworn in as Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister. Prime Minister of Canada sworn in. Since then, he has held this office and has made significant reforms in the Senate, election law, women’s rights, migration, and many other areas, including marijuana, which was recently legalized for recreational use in the country.
Justin Trudeau Family: Father, Mother
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was born as the son of the 15th Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Trudeau (born on 18 October 1919 – died on 28 September 2000) and his wife Margaret Sinclair. Although he was born into a family that could offer him all the comforts he desired, Justin’s parents made his childhood as normal as possible. For most of his childhood, he attended a public high school and went to school by school bus. He spent his summers in the Algonquin Provincial Park, where he later got his first paid job as a camp counselor.
However, his parents were separated 6 years after his birth and his father initially had custody of him. After his father left office in 1984, his father and mother had joint custody of him until he grew up to be able to take care of himself.
Who is His Wife or is He Gay?
Trudeau is married to Sophie Grégoire, who first met her when they both grew up and went to school as children in Montreal, Canada. After years of separation in their young adult lives, the two lovebirds met in 2003 when the Belle was to host Trudeau’s charity ball.
The childlike love between the two came back to life when the duo got together again before their engagement in October 2004 and the subsequent marriage on May 28, 2005. The ceremony took place in the church of Sainte-Madeleine d’Outremont in Montreal. Since then they have given birth to three wonderful children: Xavier James (born on 18 October 2007), Ella-Grace Margaret (born on 5 February 2009), and Hadrien Grégoire (born on 28 February 2014). Perhaps another Canadian Prime Minister will emerge from one of them.
In connection with what is happening in most Western countries of our world today, Justin Trudeau has not remained in the gay rights movement. Since he is a world leader, his attitude towards the perception and treatment of gays has a far-reaching effect in all areas of a gay person’s life, at least in Canada.
The Canadian leader himself is not gay, as he is known to be married to a woman. However, he has done what most of the world’s leaders will do. The young leader made history when he became the first Canadian Prime Minister to take part in a gay pride parade in Toronto in 2016. He also participated in the opening ceremony of Canada Pride 2017 in Montreal, where he marched alongside the famous Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, the first openly gay Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister also apologized in a historic apology to people affected by Canada’s “gay purge” discrimination against gay Canadians. He announced that the Canadian government will pay up to 110 million Canadian dollars or $85 million to the victims of the purge. It is worth noting that Justin Trudeau welcomes gays and for this reason, he was on the cover of Attitude magazine – the UK’s best-selling and award-winning gay magazine – in January 2017.
Justin Trudeau stands at a height of 1.88 meters or the equivalent of 6 feet 2 inches. He grew taller than his father, who was 5 feet 8 inches tall.