Info on Pierre Elliott Trudeau

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The Prime Minister

Prime Minister is the most senior member of Government, responsible for coordinating and leading the work of the government. The Prime Minister is usually the leader of the political party that wins a majority of the seats in the House of Commons in a general election. Although the role of a prime minister in Canada is not defined by any law or constitutional document, it is the most powerful role in Canadian Politics.

Trudeau became Prime Minister at the age of 48. He was Prime Minister for 16 years.

Some former Prime Ministers are; Kim (Avril Phaedra) Campbell, Paul Joseph Martin, William Lyon Mackenzie King and Jean Chrétien.

Trudeau's Political Dynasty:

Trudeau was the top pick as the greatest Canadian of the 20th Century. Trudeau was best known for leading the fight against the separatist movement in Quebec. Without Trudeau it's unlikely that we would have the Official Languages Act and the Constitution back from Britain making us an independent country.

He is the first People to put the War Measures Act after a during the FLQ crisis in Montréal. Trudeau brought the Canadian Charter of Rights and the Wage and price controls to Canada.

Pierre Elliot Trudeau's life:

Pierre Trudeau was born in Montréal on October 18th, 1919. In 1971 got married to Margaret Sinclair and have 3 sons, one son accidentally died in 1998, and a daughter. By 1984 Pierre and Margaret were divorced. He died at the age of 80 on September 28, 2002.

Pierre Trudeau went to the University of Montréal to practice law. After the University of Montréal he did the Master's program at Harvard. He did his postgraduate studies was at École des sciences politiques in Paris and went to the London school of Economics.

Trudeau was a lawyer and...