Pierre Elliott Trudeau

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Trudeau, Pierre Elliott


Born Oct. 18, 1919, in Montreal. Canadian statesman. Leader of the Liberal Party since 1968. Of bourgeois origins, Trudeau studied law and worked as a lawyer and journalist. From 1949 to 1951 he was on the staff of the Privy Council of Prime Minister St. Laurent. He was an associate professor of law at the University of Montreal from 1961 to 1965. In 1965, Trudeau was elected to the Canadian Parliament and from 1967 to 1968 he was minister of justice. In 1968 he became prime minister of Canada.

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