Pierre Trudeau

Pierre Trudeau

Pierre Trudeau (born on October 18, 1919 in Outrement, Montreal, Quebec) was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from 1968 to 1979 and again from 1980 to 1984. He was the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 1968 to 1984. While Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau refused to make amends for the injustices done to Japanese Canadians during the internment era.


Regularized NamePierre Trudeau
RoleNamePrime Minister


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