October 18th, 1919 - September 28th, 2000
Premier of Canada from 1968 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1984
First elected to Parliament as a Liberal member in 1965, Pierre Elliott Trudeau was appointed Minister of Justice in 1967. In 1968 became leader of the Liberal Party and in the same year Prime Minister of Canada. As a committed federalist, he sought to establish a policy of bilingualism and biculturalism in response to the problems raised by the separatist movement in Quebec. From 1972 to 1974, he led a coalition government and Liberal majority governments from 1974 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1984. His record was distinguished by a strengthening of federal executive power and of Canadian sovereignty.
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Montréal, Québec (Canada)