Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau (1919 - 2000) MP

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Nicknames: "Pierre Elliott Trudeau"
Birthplace: Montreal, QC, Canada
Death: Died in Montreal, QC, Canada
Cause of death: Parkinson's Disease and Prostate Cancer
Occupation: Lawyer, Writer, Law Professor, Justice Minister, Canadian Prime Minister (1968-1984)
Managed by: Therese Marie Catherine Bilodeau (Sanders)
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About Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau

Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau CC, CH, PC, QC, FSRC ( /trʊˈdoʊ/; French pronunciation: [tʁydo]; October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000), usually known as Pierre Trudeau or Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968 to June 4, 1979, and again from March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984.

Trudeau began his political career campaigning for socialist ideals, but he eventually joined the Liberal Party of Canada when he entered federal politics in the 1960s. He was appointed as Lester Pearson's Parliamentary Secretary, and later became his Minister of Justice. From his base in Montreal, Trudeau took control of the Liberal Party and became a charismatic leader, inspiring "Trudeaumania". From the late 1960s until the mid-1980s, he dominated the Canadian political scene and aroused passionate reactions. "Reason before passion" was his personal motto. He retired from politics in 1984, and John Turner succeeded him as Prime Minister.

Admirers praise the force of Trudeau's intellect[2] and they salute his political acumen in preserving national unity against Quebec separatists, suppressing a violent revolt, and establishing the Charter of Rights and Freedoms within Canada's constitution.[3] Critics accuse him of arrogance, economic mismanagement, and unduly favouring the federal government relative to the provinces, especially in trying to control the oil wealth of the Prairies

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The Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau's Timeline

October 18, 1919
Montreal, QC, Canada
Age 51
Age 55
Age 64
September 28, 2000
Age 80
Montreal, QC, Canada
October 3, 2000
Age 80
Montreal, QC, Canada
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Quebec, Quebec, Canada