Trudeau family

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Political family
Blason de Pierre Elliot Trudeau.svg
Coat of Arms granted to Pierre Elliott Trudeau by the Canadian Heraldic Authority
Current regionCentral Canada (Montreal and Ottawa)
Place of originNew France
FounderCharles-Émile Trudeau
Connected familiesSinclair
DistinctionsTrudeauism, Trudeaumania

The Trudeau family is a Canadian family originating from the French colonial period in what is now Quebec. The family is also a political dynasty.


  • Joseph Trudeau (1848–1919), Canadian farm owner
  • Charles-Émile Trudeau (1887–1935), Canadian businessman and father of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau
  • Pierre Trudeau (1919–2000), 15th Prime Minister of Canada (1968–1979 and 1980–1984)
  • Justin Trudeau (b. 1971), 23rd Prime Minister of Canada (2015–present), son of Pierre and Margaret
  • Alexandre Trudeau (b. 1973), Canadian film-maker, son of Pierre and Margaret
  • Michel Trudeau (1975–1998), son of Pierre and Margaret who was killed by an avalanche

Connected people[edit]

  • James Sinclair (1908–1984), maternal grandfather of Justin Trudeau, father of Margaret Trudeau
  • William Farquhar (1774–1839), first British resident of Singapore, 5th great grandfather of Justin Trudeau

Offices held[edit]

Pierre Trudeau served as Prime Minister intermittently from 1968 to 1984.
Justin Trudeau has served as Prime Minister since 2015.

See also[edit]