Son of former Canadian PM, Justin Trudeau wants to run for office
Friday, February 23, 2007
Trudeau, 35, will run in the next federal election, widely expected this spring, if the Liberal party accepts his nomination, a regular practice in Canada to run for office.
"I admire his courage and I encourage him," said Liberal leader Stéphane Dion. "It's not going to be easy."
"It's an absolute bonus that I'll be able to take back this riding for the Liberals," Trudeau told the CBC.
Pierre Trudeau, who was Canada's PM for 16-years straight, died at age 80 in 2000. His son is an avid speaker and supported Gerard Kennedy for leadership of the Liberal party. Kennedy backed out to support eventual winner Stéphane Dion and Trudeau did the same.
Bloc Québécois' Vivian Barbot is the current MP for the riding. Papineau is known as the poorest riding in Canada with an average annual household income of CAN$34,380. It is also the smallest riding in Canada.
- "Justin Trudeau to be candidate in Montreal riding in next federal election" — , February 22, 2007
- Rob Gillies - Associated Press. "Trudeau's Son to Run for Office" — , February 22, 2007
- Theophilos Argitis. "Pierre Trudeau's Eldest Son, Justin, Seeks to Run in Montreal" — , February 22, 2007
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