Father: Pierre Elliot Trudeau, former prime minister of Canada (1968-1979 and 1980-1984)
Mother: Margaret (Sinclair) Trudeau
Marriage: Sophie Grégoire (May 28, 2005-present)
Children: Hadrien, 2014; Ella-Grace Margaret, 2009; Xavier James, 2007
Education: McGill University, B.A., 1994; University of British Columbia, B.Ed., 1998
Religion: Roman Catholic
Trudeau is the first child of a Canadian prime minister to become prime minister himself.
Has worked as a snowboarding instructor, nightclub bouncer and camp counselor.
While campaigning for prime minister, Trudeau endorsed the legalization of marijuana.
April 1972 – During a state visit with Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, US President Richard Nixon makes a prediction: “Tonight, we’ll dispense with the formalities,” Nixon says. “I’d like to toast the future prime minister of Canada: to Justin Pierre Trudeau.”
1998 – Trudeau’s brother, Michel Trudeau, is killed in an avalanche while skiing.
1999-2002 – Teaches high school math and French in British Columbia.
2000 – Trudeau’s father dies of prostate cancer.
2002-2006 – Chair of Katimavik, a national volunteer service program for young Canadians.
October 14, 2008 – Elected a member of Parliament, representing the Papineau district of Montreal.
May 2, 2011 – Is re-elected.
November 17, 2011 – Strips down to his undershirt, while audience members bid on a lunch date with him, at a charity event for the Canadian Liver Foundation. In 2013, the footage is used by the Conservative Party in attack ads.
March 31, 2012 – Participates in a charity boxing match against Patrick Brazeau, a senator from Canada’s Conservative Party. Trudeau is declared the winner.
April 14, 2013 – Is elected leader of the Liberal Party with nearly 78% of the vote.
November 11, 2014 – His memoir, “Common Ground,” is published.
November 4, 2015 – Is sworn in as Canada’s 23rd prime minister.
November 24, 2017 – Trudeau, on behalf of the Canadian government, formally apologizes to indigenous people in the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador for the boarding school system, which removed children from their families, culture and religion.
November 28, 2017 – Trudeau, on behalf of the Canadian government, formally apologizes to members of the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit community (LGBTQ2) for systemic discrimination.
September 18, 2019 – Trudeau apologizes after three images surface of him in blackface makeup.