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  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Saturday Dec 25, 1971

    Birth

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Saturday Dec 25, 1971

    Justin Trudeau was born on Christmas Day 1971 at 9:27 pm EST at the Ottawa Civic Hospital.




  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Sunday Jan 16, 1972

    Christened

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Sunday Jan 16, 1972

    Trudeau was christened with his father's niece Anne Rouleau-Danis as godmother and his mother's brother-in-law Thomas Walker as godfather at Ottawa's Notre Dame Basilica on the afternoon of January 16, 1972, which marked his first public appearance.




  • Canada
    Friday Apr 14, 1972

    Visit of U.S. President Richard M. Nixon

    Canada
    Friday Apr 14, 1972

    On April 14, 1972, Trudeau's father and mother hosted a gala at the National Arts Centre, at which visiting U.S. president Richard M. Nixon said, "I'd like to toast the future prime minister of Canada, to Justin Pierre Trudeau" to which Pierre Elliott Trudeau responded that should his son ever assume the role, he hoped he would have "the grace and skill of the president".




  • Canada
    Friday May 27, 1977

    His parents publicly announced their separation

    Canada
    Friday May 27, 1977

    His parents publicly announced their separation on May 27, 1977, when Trudeau was five years old, with his father having custody.




  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Tuesday May 22, 1979

    Father's government was defeated

    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Tuesday May 22, 1979

    Trudeau lived at 24 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, the official residence of Canada's prime minister, from his birth until his father's government was defeated in the federal election on May 22, 1979.




  • Montreal, Canada
    Saturday May 28, 2005

    Marriage

    Montreal, Canada
    Saturday May 28, 2005

    They reconnected as adults in June 2003, when Grégoire, by then a Quebec television personality, was assigned as Trudeau's co-host for a charity ball; they began dating several months later. Trudeau and Grégoire became engaged in October 2004, and married on May 28, 2005, in a Roman Catholic ceremony at Montreal's Sainte-Madeleine d'Outremont Church.




  • Canada
    Sunday Sep 17, 2006

    The master of ceremonies at a Toronto rally

    Canada
    Sunday Sep 17, 2006

    On September 17, 2006, Trudeau was the master of ceremonies at a Toronto rally organized by Roméo Dallaire that called for Canadian participation in resolving the Darfur crisis.


  • Canada
    Oct, 2006

    Criticized Quebec nationalism

    Canada
    Oct, 2006

    In October 2006, Trudeau criticized Quebec nationalism by describing political nationalism generally as an "old idea from the 19th century", "based on a smallness of thought" and not relevant to modern Quebec.


  • Canada
    Monday Jan 01, 2007

    The two-part CBC Television miniseries The Great War

    Canada
    Monday Jan 01, 2007

    In 2007, Trudeau starred in the two-part CBC Television miniseries The Great War, which gave an account of Canada's participation in the First World War.


  • Canada
    Sunday Apr 29, 2007

    Easily won the party's nomination

    Canada
    Sunday Apr 29, 2007

    Trudeau faced off against Mary Deros, a Montreal city councilor and Basilio Giordano, the publisher of a local Italian-language newspaper for the Liberal nomination. On April 29, 2007, he easily won the party's nomination, picking up 690 votes to 350 for Deros and 220 for Giordano.


  • Canada
    Tuesday Oct 14, 2008

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper called an election

    Canada
    Tuesday Oct 14, 2008

    Prime Minister Stephen Harper called an election for 14 October 2008, by which time Trudeau had been campaigning for a year in Papineau. On election day Trudeau narrowly defeated Bloc Québécois incumbent Vivian Barbot.


  • Canada
    Sep, 2010

    Reassigned as critic for youth

    Canada
    Sep, 2010

    In September 2010, he was reassigned as a critic for youth, citizenship, and immigration. During that time, he criticized the government's legislation targeting human smuggling, which he argued would penalize the victims of smuggling.


  • Papineau, Canada
    Monday May 02, 2011

    2011 Federal Election

    Papineau, Canada
    Monday May 02, 2011

    Trudeau was re-elected in Papineau in the 2011 federal election, as the Liberal Party fell to third-party standing in the House of Commons with only thirty-four seats.


  • Canada
    Wednesday Sep 26, 2012

    Trudeau would launch his leadership bid the following week

    Canada
    Wednesday Sep 26, 2012

    On September 26, 2012, multiple media outlets started reporting that Trudeau would launch his leadership bid the following week.


  • Canada
    Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

    The leadership of the Liberal Party

    Canada
    Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

    On October 2, 2012, Trudeau held a rally in Montreal to launch his bid for the leadership of the Liberal Party.


  • Canada
    Monday Nov 26, 2012

    The Leadership Campaign

    Canada
    Monday Nov 26, 2012

    The leadership campaign three by-elections were held on November 26, 2012.


  • Canada
    Sunday Apr 14, 2013

    The Winner of the leadership election

    Canada
    Sunday Apr 14, 2013

    Trudeau was declared the winner of the leadership election on April 14, 2013, garnering 80.1% of 30,800 votes.


  • Ottawa, Canada
    Monday Jan 27, 2014

    The House of Commons

    Ottawa, Canada
    Monday Jan 27, 2014

    On January 27, 2014, Trudeau and MP Carolyn Bennett escorted Chrystia Freeland into the House of Commons, as is traditional for by-election victors.


  • Canada
    Monday Oct 19, 2015

    Victory in the federal election

    Canada
    Monday Oct 19, 2015

    On October 19, 2015, after the longest official campaign in over a century, Trudeau led the Liberals to a decisive victory in the federal election. The Liberals won 184 of the 338 seats, with 39.5% of the popular vote, for a strong majority government; a gain of 150 seats compared to the 2011 federal election.


  • Canada
    Thursday Oct 22, 2015

    Would end Canada's airstrike mission against ISIS

    Canada
    Thursday Oct 22, 2015

    On October 22, 2015, Trudeau stated that, once prime minister, he would end Canada's airstrike mission against ISIS.


  • Canada
    Wednesday Nov 04, 2015

    A Prime Minister

    Canada
    Wednesday Nov 04, 2015

    Trudeau and the rest of the Cabinet were sworn in by Governor General David Johnston on November 4, 2015.


  • Canada
    Thursday Nov 05, 2015

    The First Liberal caucus meeting

    Canada
    Thursday Nov 05, 2015

    On November 5, 2015, during the first Liberal caucus meeting since forming a majority government, the party announced that it would reinstate the mandatory long-form census that had been scrapped in 2010, effective with the 2016 census.


  • Canada
    Thursday Dec 03, 2015

    Parliament was reconvened

    Canada
    Thursday Dec 03, 2015

    He said that his first legislative priority was to lower taxes for middle-income Canadians and raise taxes for the top one percent of income earners after parliament was reconvened on December 3, 2015.


  • Canada
    Tuesday Jun 14, 2016

    Trudeau refused to recognize ISIS's atrocities as genocide

    Canada
    Tuesday Jun 14, 2016

    On June 14, 2016, Trudeau refused to recognize ISIS's atrocities as genocide, instead waiting for an official position from the UN Security Council. He switched his position once the UN Commission released its inquiry on Syria.


  • Canada
    Nov, 2017

    The legislation to legalize cannabis

    Canada
    Nov, 2017

    The legislation to legalize cannabis for recreational use (Cannabis Act, Bill C-45) was passed by the House of Commons of Canada in late November 2017; it passed second reading in the Senate of Canada on March 22, 2018.


  • Canada
    Monday Jun 18, 2018

    The House passed the Cannabis bill

    Canada
    Monday Jun 18, 2018

    On June 18, 2018, the House passed the bill with most, but not all, of the Senate's amendments.


  • Canada
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018

    No longer violate criminal law

    Canada
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the next day that recreational use of cannabis would no longer violate criminal law as of October 17, 2018.


  • Canada
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018

    Cannabis is legal in Canada for both recreational and medicinal use

    Canada
    Wednesday Oct 17, 2018

    As of October 17, 2018, Cannabis is legal in Canada for both recreational and medicinal use.


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