Who is Justin Trudeau, Canada’s next prime minister?
Justin Trudeau is the new Prime Minister of Canada after winning the election on October 19. As a liberal, he leads a different leading political party after nearly a decade ruling of conservative. According to CBC news The liberal party also now has 54.4% of the seats. The conservative party on the other hand has only gained 29.2% of the seats.
The 43-year-old Mr Trudeau, whose father was Prime Minister for more than 15 years in the 1970s and 1980s, is a sometime actor and former high school teacher, who sprang on to the public stage when he delivered the eulogy at his father’s funeral in 2000. He has been an MP since 2008 and becomes Canada’s second youngest prime minister ever. Addressing his supporters at Liberal headquarters in Montreal last night, Mr Trudeau said: “This is what positive politics can do… Canadians from all across this great country sent a clear message tonight. It’s time for a change in this country, my friends, a real change.”
As Canada ushers in Justin Trudeau as the next prime minister, his fashion sense will be closely scrutinized the world over.
Of course, this is because he is young, handsome and athletic (words not often associated with leaders of nations) but also because of his pedigree.
His late father and former prime minister of Canada, Pierre Trudeau, was a man of considerable style – some might even say flamboyant, as he was prone to such looks that involved cravats and rakish fedoras. (Well, it was the 1970s.)
Also his mother, Maggie, was known for her unbridled sense of style and fun.
As we – along with the world – look on at how the younger Trudeau will measure up, we take a look back at his evolving fashion smarts.
The 43-year-old politician has drawn both criticism and glee over his sartorially questionable decisions. There was once a cowboy hat in his wardrobe.
Also: a mustache. When he announced his candidacy for Liberal Party leadership in 2012, the media jumped on his “lackluster outfit.”
“What Trudeau wore to announce his candidacy was a wee bit dull,” Huffington Post Canada wrote. “And as one of the hippest, youngest members of the Liberals, we kind of expected more from him (at least something that suited his upbeat persona).”
But Trudeau has clearly learned to clean things up: In 2013, during a Liberal Party showcase, he “livened up” a suit with a bright red tie that led Huffington Post Canada to wonder, “Will his colorful accessory win Justin the race?”
Now his uniform speaks to unstuffy, youthful savvy, with light-colored button-downs and dark pants paired with bold ties — and his signature hair, which has gained a cult following all its own.
There’s a reason why the media has pounced on Trudeau’s looks as they have. It’s because they know he’s got a certain sartorial sense in his genes. He’s got attractiveness running in his blood. He’s got a legacy to uphold.