Trudeaumania

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Trudeaumania

  1. 1. Trudeaumania December 4, 2007
  2. 2. Readings <ul><li>The Prankster who never flinched pages 9-18 </li></ul>
  3. 3. P.E.T <ul><li>Pierre was born to a French father and English mother </li></ul><ul><li>View of his early life has changed in recent months with the new book Young Trudeau </li></ul>
  4. 4. Becomes the PM <ul><li>After serving as Justice Minister, decides to run for the Liberal Party leadership to replace Pearson </li></ul><ul><li>Was considered an outsider </li></ul><ul><li>Won a bitter contest in the 4 th round </li></ul>
  5. 5. Election of 1968 <ul><li>Soon after winning the race, Trudeau calls an election for June 1968 </li></ul><ul><li>Liberals win 154 of 264 seats, a majority government </li></ul>
  6. 6. Trudeaumania <ul><li>In 1968, starting with the Liberal leadership race, many young people give (wild) support to Trudeau, because of his views, charm and good looks </li></ul><ul><li>In late 60s, Trudeau starts to get mobbed by young people </li></ul>
  7. 8. Margaret Trudeau <ul><li>In 1971, Pierre married the 22 year old lady Margaret Sinclair – he was 51 </li></ul><ul><li>Had 3 children together </li></ul><ul><li>Separated in 1977 </li></ul>
  8. 9. Years in Power <ul><li>As Prime Minister, Trudeau’s government had a mixed record: </li></ul><ul><li>Did not handle economic issues well </li></ul><ul><li>Official Languages Act in 1969 creates bilingualism </li></ul><ul><li>Petro-Canada created in 1973 </li></ul>
  9. 10. Just Society <ul><li>&quot; The Just Society will be one in which all of our people will have the means and the motivation to participate. The Just Society will be one in which personal and political freedom will be more securely ensured than it has ever been in the past. The Just Society will be one in which the rights of minorities will be safe from the whims of intolerant majorities. The Just Society will be one in which those regions and groups which have not fully shared in the country's affluence will be given a better opportunity. The Just Society will be one where such urban problems as housing and pollution will be attacked through the application of new knowledge and new techniques. The Just Society will be one in which our Indian and Inuit population will be encouraged to assume the full rights of citizenship through policies which will give them both greater responsibility for their own future and more meaningful equality of opportunity. The Just Society will be a united Canada, united because all of its citizens will be actively involved in the development of a country where equality of opportunity is ensured and individuals are permitted to fulfil themselves in the fashion they judge best.&quot; -June 10, 1968 Official Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Elliott Trudeau. </li></ul>

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