As Canada Braces To Welcome Its New Prime Minister – Justin Trudeau – Canada’s New Prime Minister, Here’s A List Of 13 Things You Must Know About Him.
1. He’s Boxed In An Actual Ring
He’s boxed in a charity match before and beaten Canadian Conservative Sen, Patrick Brazeau.
2. His Father Was Also A Former Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau Was The Country’s Prime Minister From 1968 To 1979 And From 1980 to 1984. However, During His Campaign To Be The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Rarely Spoke About His Father.
3. He’s In Favour Of Legalizing Marijuana
Mr. Trudeau has campaigned for the legalization of marijuana time and again.
4. He’s Smoked Some Too!
Justin Trudeau earned the ire of his opponents when he admitted frankly that he had smoked marijuana while he was a sitting representative. So goes his statement :-
“We had a few good friends over for a dinner party, our kids were at their grandmother’s for the night, and one of our friends lit a joint and passed it around. I had a puff.”
5. He Was A Teacher Before He Became A Politician
Due to his diverse professional background, Justin Trudeau has been again and again on the receiving end of many political taunts and jokes. He responded by stating for the record :-
“I’m proud to be a teacher,” he said. “I’m a son, but I’m also a father. And although I am a leader, I’m here to serve.”
6. He’s Visited A Mosque In Toronto And Also Had Biryani, Clad In Sherwani
This Is Amazing, Isn’t It ?
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7. He’s Terrible When It Comes To Shaking A Leg !
Busting some serious bhangra moves on the dance floor !
8. He’s Known To Let Loose Brash Statements From Time To Time
He let loose an F-bomb and also referred to the Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent as ‘A piece of s***’ once during a speech.
9. Besides Teaching, He’s Tried His Hand At Several Professions
Teaching, engineering, bungee-jump coaching and environmental geography, to name a few.
10. He Likes To Take Pictures With Babies
We have more than a few as evidence,
11. His Eulogy Brought Him Under National Attention
It was Justin’s eulogy at his father’s state funeral in 2001 which brought him under the spotlight, when people saw him as an adult. In his moving eulogy, he said:-
“He loved us with a passion and a devotion that encompassed his life,” Trudeau said. “He taught us to believe in ourselves, to stand up for ourselves, to know ourselves and to accept responsibility for ourselves.”
12. He Snubbed His Wife After They Had Met For The First Time
When he first attended a charity event hosted by Sophie Grégoire (who was to be his wife later), they struck up a conversation and she felt a connection with him. Afterwards, she wrote him an email but he snubbed her. A couple of days later, they met on the street and he apologized for the snub and asked for her number, to which she declined. However, eventually he did convince her to go out with him and they ended up getting married years later.
13. As A 4 Years Old, He Met Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Of Pakistan
While his father was the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau met the Pakistani Premier at the time, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto as a little boy of four.
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