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11 Things We Bet You Didn't Know About Justin Trudeau

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Social Content Editor
Updated: 30 March 2017
Canada‘s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has been causing quite the stir lately: remember when everyone went crazy over those boyish good looks and that infamous Trump handshake? Since he took office, Trudeau has taken the nation by storm—the man even has his own hashtag: “#Trudeaumania!” He’s the first prime minister born in Ottawa, the eighth with a name that starts with the letter “J” and – quite possibly – the first with a tattoo! Here are 11 things we bet you didn’t know about JT:

1. He was the first of Canada’s Prime Ministers to be born in the nation’s capital, Ottawa…

© Meunierd / Shutterstock
© Meunierd / Shutterstock

2. From 2002 to 2004, Trudeau studied engineering at the École Polytechnique de Montréal, part of the celebrated Université de Montréal…

3. Before becoming a politician, Justin Trudeau was a high school teacher. He taught French, drama, and math…

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© Sergei Bachlakov / Shutterstock

4. He was born on Christmas Day, 1971…

5. He is 45 years old…

6. Contrary to popular belief, he’s not Canada’s youngest Prime Minister. Joe Clark keeps that honor…

7. He has been dubbed the hottest politician ever!

8. He’s the only politician in Canada who has mastered this baby trick:

His dad taught him the famous trick, apparently…

9. He once called Peter Kent a ‘Piece of Shit’. Yep, in 2011, an angry Trudeau called Peter Kent, then Canada’s Minister of the Environment, ‘a piece of shit’ during a heated debate about the Kyoto Protocol.

10. Trudeau has two tattoos. One of them (on his left shoulder) is a large tat of planet Earth, which he got inked in his 20s. And the other, a Haida (aboriginal) raven, which he got on his 40th birthday…

11. According to Ancestry.ca, Justin and federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair are ninth cousins. They share a connection that goes back 400 years to their eighth great-grandparents Mathieu Amiot and Marie Miville.

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