The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
By United Press International

Justin Trudeau admits he smoked pot as a member of Canada's Parliament

MONTREAL, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Liberal Party leader, Justin Trudeau, said he smoked marijuana while a member of Canada's Parliament after backing tougher penalties for users.

Conservatives: Justin Trudeau should repay speaker's fee

OTTAWA, June 15 (UPI) -- Conservatives say Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, should repay money he was paid by a charity for an unsuccessful speaking engagement.

Justin Trudeau elected leader of Canada's liberal party

OTTAWA, April 15 (UPI) -- Newly elected Liberal Party of Canada chief Justin Trudeau said Canadians are tired of negative politics.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012.
By United Press International

Justin Trudeau seeks to follow in father's footsteps

MONTREAL, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday he's seeking to lead Canada's Liberals, the party his late father, former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, led for 16 years.
Canada MP Trudeau's grandmother dies

Canada MP Trudeau's grandmother dies

SAANICH, British Columbia, April 1 (UPI) -- Kathleen Sinclair, grandmother of Canadian parliament member Justin Trudeau, has died of natural causes, her family announced. She was 92.

Ex-CBC President Juneau, 89, dies

OTTAWA, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. President Pierre Juneau has died, a colleague said Tuesday. He was 89.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008.
By United Press International

Trudeau's tomb defaced with FLQ graffiti

MONTREAL, April 26 (UPI) -- Quebec police Saturday were trying to determine who scrawled the word 'traitor' on the tomb of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

Jacques Hebert, Canadian senator, dies

MONTREAL, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Jacques Hebert, a former Canadian senator who founded two organizations for young people, has died at 84.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007.
By United Press International

Watercooler Stories

Ohio woman to pick punishment ... Trudeau voted worst-ever Canadian ... Boy finds publicity helps lemonade stand ... Dutch dizzy over fake cigarettes ... Watercooler stories from UPI.
By United Press International

Trudeau voted worst-ever Canadian

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 31 (UPI) -- The late Pierre Trudeau topped a list of the 10 worst Canadians selected through a magazine's unscientific poll with three other prime ministers joining him.
Page 1 of 3
Pierre Trudeau
WAX2000092899 - 01 JANUARY 2000 - VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA: Canada's Man of the Century and former Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau, shown here during a 1993 book signing in Vancouver, died toady at the age of 80. cc/hr/H. Ruckemann UPI FILE PHOTO

Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, PC, CC, CH, QC, MSRC (October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000), usually known as Pierre Trudeau or Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from 20 April 1968 to 4 June 1979, and again from 3 March 1980 to 30 June 1984.

Trudeau began his political career campaigning for socialist ideals, but he eventually joined the Liberal Party when he entered federal politics in the 1960s. He was appointed as Lester Pearson's parliamentary secretary, and later became his Minister of Justice. From his base in Montreal, Trudeau took control of the Liberal Party and became a charismatic leader, inspiring "Trudeaumania". From the late 1960s until the mid-1980s, he dominated the Canadian political scene and aroused passionate reactions. "Reason before passion" was his personal motto. He retired from politics in 1984 and was replaced by John Turner.

Admirers praise the force of Trudeau's intellect and they salute his political acumen in preserving national unity against Quebec separatists, suppressing a violent revolt, and establishing the Charter of Rights and Freedoms within Canada's constitution. His detractors accuse him of arrogance, economic mismanagement, and unduly favouring the authority of the federal government in relation to the provinces, especially in trying to control the oil wealth of the Prairies.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Pierre Trudeau."
Most Popular
'Duck Dynasty' star Sadie Robertson to join 'DWTS'
Ailina Tsarnaev, Boston Marathon bomber's sister, arrested over alleged bomb threat
Justin Bieber compares fender bender to Princess Diana's car crash
Major general stripped of title over handling of sexual abuse allegation
Ukraine claims Russian offensive on third front