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Who Is Canada's Bold New Prime Minister?

With socially progressive policies, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau embodies the modern face of Canada. So what does Justin Trudeau stand for?

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In 2015, Canada elected Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party, as its new Prime Minister. Trudeau, the son of Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is by no means a lifelong politician, but he has received a great deal of praise already, particularly from the left. After the election, Trudeau appointed a gender-balanced team of ministers to his cabinet. He also made headlines for promising to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of 2015. He had to adjust that timeframe after the attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015. Trudeau also attended the Paris climate conference and pledged his country would set a framework to reduce emission targets within 90 days. He has also taken big steps toward improving relations with Canada's aboriginal communities, including expanded education programs and opening up the cases of some 1,200 missing or murdered aboriginal women. While Trudeau has had a very busy first couple months in office, he will undoubtedly be tested when it comes to major economic and foreign policy decisions.

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What a Justin Trudeau Win Means for Canada (time.com)
"Canada's general elections have concluded with a landslide win for the Liberal Party and their leader, Justin Trudeau, ending the almost 10-year-rule of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) and Prime Minister Stephen Harper."

Justin Trudeau: The rise of the feminist and pro-choice Canadian Prime Minister who wants to legalise marijuana 'right away' (independent.co.uk)
"Justin Trudeau is about to become the Prime Minister of Canada after the Liberal party stormed to victory in the federal election on Monday."

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Explains Importance Of Gender Parity With 3-Word Answer (huffingtonpost.ca)
"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the media gathered outside Rideau Hall on Wednesday that it's an 'incredible pleasure' to present a cabinet that 'looks like Canada.'"

Trudeau lays out plan for new relationship with indigenous people (cbc.ca)
"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau laid out his plan to reset Canada's relationship with its indigenous people during his address to a group of First Nations leaders in Gatineau, Que."