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168 Insightful Quotes By Justin Trudeau That Will Make You Swoon Over Him

Famous As: 23rd Prime Minister of Canada
Born On: December 25, 1971
Born In: Ottawa, Canada
Justin Trudeau is a renowned Canadian politician and the 23rd Prime Minister of the country. After Joe Clark, he is the second youngest Prime Minister of Canada. In 2000, he acquired a high public profile when he delivered an encomium at his father’s state funeral. Thereafter, he regularly shared his thoughts, opinions, views and work towards causes close to his heart. He had also been a part of TV miniseries ‘The Great War’ in 2007. We have compiled some powerful, inspiring, popular and noteworthy quotes and sayings by Justin Trudeau which have been gathered from his interviews, campaigns, thoughts, speeches, tweets and populace utterances. Browse through the famous, inspirational, motivating and thought-provoking quotes and thoughts by Justin Trudeau on belief, strong, freedom, fight, respect, winning, serving, focus, Canada, leadership, government, politics, polite, listening and intelligence.
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We are going to remain an important part of the coalition against ISIL.

We are going to remain an important part of the coalition against ISIL.

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I am a teacher. It's how I define myself. A good teacher isn't someone who gives the answers out to their kids but is understanding of needs and challenges and gives tools to help other people succeed. That's the way I see myself, so whatever it is that I will do eventually after politics, it'll have to do a lot with teaching.

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Indigenous lives matter.

Indigenous lives matter.

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The Northwest Passage is Canadian. People can't just abuse it.

The Northwest Passage is Canadian. People can't just abuse it.

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Canada's extraordinary success is that we have bound together a vast country with a set of shared ideas and beliefs.

Canada's extraordinary success is that we have bound together a vast country with a set of shared ideas and beliefs.

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My idea of freedom is that we should protect the rights of people to believe what their conscience dictates, but fight equally hard to protect people from having the beliefs of others imposed upon them.

My idea of freedom is that we should protect the rights of people to believe what their conscience dictates, but fight equally hard to protect people from having the beliefs of others imposed upon them.

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I think it's always been understood that Canada is not a country that's going to stand up and beat its chest on the world stage, but we can be very helpful in modelling solutions that work.

I think it's always been understood that Canada is not a country that's going to stand up and beat its chest on the world stage, but we can be very helpful in modelling solutions that work.

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This is the kind of balance people expect: both environment and the economy - not one or the other.

This is the kind of balance people expect: both environment and the economy - not one or the other.

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Income splitting benefits only fifteen per cent, mostly the wealthiest Canadians, but it's paid for by everyone.

Income splitting benefits only fifteen per cent, mostly the wealthiest Canadians, but it's paid for by everyone.

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My father raised us to step toward trouble rather than to step away from it.

My father raised us to step toward trouble rather than to step away from it.

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We're going to make sure there is a strong price on carbon right across the country, and we're hoping that the provinces are going to be able to do that, in a way, for themselves.

We're going to make sure there is a strong price on carbon right across the country, and we're hoping that the provinces are going to be able to do that, in a way, for themselves.

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CBC has a very important mandate to bind Canada together in both official languages, tell local stories, and make sure we have a sense of our strength, our culture, our stories.

CBC has a very important mandate to bind Canada together in both official languages, tell local stories, and make sure we have a sense of our strength, our culture, our stories.

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Some people have come to admire Stephen Harper's style because he's standing at the top of the pyramid - that's not leadership to me.

Some people have come to admire Stephen Harper's style because he's standing at the top of the pyramid - that's not leadership to me.

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Leadership is inspiring extraordinary people to step up and serve their country.

Leadership is inspiring extraordinary people to step up and serve their country.

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I have spent an awful lot of time listening to Canadians, learning from them, working with them.

I have spent an awful lot of time listening to Canadians, learning from them, working with them.

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My father, his values were anchored in the time, but they were also timeless, whether it's bilingualism, multiculturalism or the charter of rights and freedoms.

My father, his values were anchored in the time, but they were also timeless, whether it's bilingualism, multiculturalism or the charter of rights and freedoms.

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The fact is, Canada needs investment, particularly in infrastructure.

The fact is, Canada needs investment, particularly in infrastructure.

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I know and I've always felt for Canada that we recognize that diversity is a great source of strength.

I know and I've always felt for Canada that we recognize that diversity is a great source of strength.

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The federal government shouldn't be drawing lines on a map in terms of what transit infrastructure are needed; we should be there to be a partner with the cities, with the provinces, that need that.

The federal government shouldn't be drawing lines on a map in terms of what transit infrastructure are needed; we should be there to be a partner with the cities, with the provinces, that need that.

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I'm not worried too much about left, right spectrum; I'm worried about what's actually going to work to help Canadians who are worried about their own jobs, about their kids' jobs.

I'm not worried too much about left, right spectrum; I'm worried about what's actually going to work to help Canadians who are worried about their own jobs, about their kids' jobs.

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From the very beginning, I've talked about how we're going to strengthen the middle class in this country.

From the very beginning, I've talked about how we're going to strengthen the middle class in this country.

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My job is to do the best possible job for my country, and I wouldn't want someone else telling me what I should be doing in Canada.

My job is to do the best possible job for my country, and I wouldn't want someone else telling me what I should be doing in Canada.

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As a prime minister, my job is not to try and influence or opine on what a leader of a different country should be doing.

As a prime minister, my job is not to try and influence or opine on what a leader of a different country should be doing.

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There is no debate about whether or not climate change is happening. We will deal with it as a challenge. But we also take it as an opportunity to invest.

There is no debate about whether or not climate change is happening. We will deal with it as a challenge. But we also take it as an opportunity to invest.

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In regards to the United States, Canadians expect me to stand up for our values and defend our interests and to have a constructive relationship with our largest trading partner and closest neighbour.

In regards to the United States, Canadians expect me to stand up for our values and defend our interests and to have a constructive relationship with our largest trading partner and closest neighbour.

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We went through a long phase where we defined ourselves in opposition to other people and other countries.

We went through a long phase where we defined ourselves in opposition to other people and other countries.

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One of the fundamental responsibilities of any Canadian prime minister is to get our resources to market.

One of the fundamental responsibilities of any Canadian prime minister is to get our resources to market.

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We're looking to make sure things are fair, and we're always looking at ways to lower taxes for the middle class and raise them on the wealthiest one per cent.

We're looking to make sure things are fair, and we're always looking at ways to lower taxes for the middle class and raise them on the wealthiest one per cent.

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We need to make sure that everyone's pulling their weight and doing their fair share. Canadians get that, including the wealthy Canadians I talk to.

We need to make sure that everyone's pulling their weight and doing their fair share. Canadians get that, including the wealthy Canadians I talk to.

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I think Canada has a great story, and I'm glad to tell it. And if there's a moment where the world is paying a little more attention to Canada, well, I think it's important to try and capitalize on that.

I think Canada has a great story, and I'm glad to tell it. And if there's a moment where the world is paying a little more attention to Canada, well, I think it's important to try and capitalize on that.

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I think people are looking at Canada and realizing we're a place that is building for the long term and where the world's going to be.

I think people are looking at Canada and realizing we're a place that is building for the long term and where the world's going to be.

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We require Canadians who are collecting EI benefits to prove they are looking for work. It's only fair that we require employers looking to benefit from the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to prove they really need it.

We require Canadians who are collecting EI benefits to prove they are looking for work. It's only fair that we require employers looking to benefit from the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to prove they really need it.

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Parents are the centre of a person's solar system, even as an adult. My dad had a stronger gravitational pull than most, so his absence was bound to leave a deep and lasting void.

Parents are the centre of a person's solar system, even as an adult. My dad had a stronger gravitational pull than most, so his absence was bound to leave a deep and lasting void.

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When my dad left public life, I was 13 years old. I went through my teen years and into adulthood in relative anonymity. After my dad's funeral, I was suddenly recognizable to people I passed on the street.

When my dad left public life, I was 13 years old. I went through my teen years and into adulthood in relative anonymity. After my dad's funeral, I was suddenly recognizable to people I passed on the street.

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Canadians need a plan for jobs and growth.

Canadians need a plan for jobs and growth.

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Liberals will continue to put forward positive solutions that will help our economy grow and give all Canadians a real and fair chance at success.

Liberals will continue to put forward positive solutions that will help our economy grow and give all Canadians a real and fair chance at success.

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I have nothing against wealth; I believe that government has a role to play in creating it by supporting pro-growth policies. However, success comes with responsibility.

I have nothing against wealth; I believe that government has a role to play in creating it by supporting pro-growth policies. However, success comes with responsibility.

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We provide our citizens upward mobility through economic opportunity.

We provide our citizens upward mobility through economic opportunity.

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Income splitting is a cynical policy, designed by a tired government short on ideas, now reheating old concoctions as their next campaign policy menu.

Income splitting is a cynical policy, designed by a tired government short on ideas, now reheating old concoctions as their next campaign policy menu.

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Since I became Liberal leader, I've focused on building a better Canada for the middle class.

Since I became Liberal leader, I've focused on building a better Canada for the middle class.

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Income splitting is not a wise investment for Canadians.

Income splitting is not a wise investment for Canadians.

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For generations, Canada has been built by hard-working people who want to make sure their kids have a better life than they did.

For generations, Canada has been built by hard-working people who want to make sure their kids have a better life than they did.

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I want my sons to escape the pressure to be a particular kind of masculine that is so damaging to men and to the people around them.

I want my sons to escape the pressure to be a particular kind of masculine that is so damaging to men and to the people around them.

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I am in politics because every day, I get to work to make the world a little better - for my kids and for yours.

I am in politics because every day, I get to work to make the world a little better - for my kids and for yours.

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I think this is the story of this country, that you get to come here and build a better future for yourself and for your neighbours than you could have anywhere else in the world.

I think this is the story of this country, that you get to come here and build a better future for yourself and for your neighbours than you could have anywhere else in the world.

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I don't put a lot of stock into polls.

I don't put a lot of stock into polls.

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If a middle-class family in Shanghai or Guangzhou is looking for a good-quality product, we want them to look at a maple leaf and say, 'OK, it's good quality.'

If a middle-class family in Shanghai or Guangzhou is looking for a good-quality product, we want them to look at a maple leaf and say, 'OK, it's good quality.'

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Big global players like China need to do a better job of respecting human rights.

Big global players like China need to do a better job of respecting human rights.

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I think that Canadians in general very much understand... that we need to engage in the world and stand up for human rights.

I think that Canadians in general very much understand... that we need to engage in the world and stand up for human rights.

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People have to know that when you sign a deal with Canada, a change in governments won't immediately scrap the jobs and benefits coming from it.

People have to know that when you sign a deal with Canada, a change in governments won't immediately scrap the jobs and benefits coming from it.

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As soon as you're locking doors, you're narrowing your circle. And your circle gets smaller and smaller until it's finally just yourself and your buddy and you've got no one to party with.

As soon as you're locking doors, you're narrowing your circle. And your circle gets smaller and smaller until it's finally just yourself and your buddy and you've got no one to party with.

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If you're a progressive, you really should be a feminist because it's about equality, it's about respect, it's about making the best of the world that we have.

If you're a progressive, you really should be a feminist because it's about equality, it's about respect, it's about making the best of the world that we have.

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What I was raised with in terms of a call to service was just a sense that I was lucky.

What I was raised with in terms of a call to service was just a sense that I was lucky.

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We should have a good working friendship with the United States.

We should have a good working friendship with the United States.

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I am so proud to be my mother's son.

I am so proud to be my mother's son.

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My whole life has been about figuring out the balance between knowing who I am and being who I am and accepting that people will come to me with all sorts of preconceptions.

My whole life has been about figuring out the balance between knowing who I am and being who I am and accepting that people will come to me with all sorts of preconceptions.

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You get more diversity and creativity in your problem solving, and you end up having a much better and more representative approach to solving the challenges faced by the population you serve.

You get more diversity and creativity in your problem solving, and you end up having a much better and more representative approach to solving the challenges faced by the population you serve.

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I'm proud to be a feminist because making sure that everyone understands we all have a role in fighting for equality is the only way to move forward.

I'm proud to be a feminist because making sure that everyone understands we all have a role in fighting for equality is the only way to move forward.

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We know that society is better - more prosperous, more stable, more peaceful, more cohesive - when women's rights are respected and when women are valued, empowered, and lead the way in our communities.

We know that society is better - more prosperous, more stable, more peaceful, more cohesive - when women's rights are respected and when women are valued, empowered, and lead the way in our communities.

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Confident countries are willing to invest in the future.

Confident countries are willing to invest in the future.

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There was a perception that I'd grown up with a silver spoon in my mouth.

There was a perception that I'd grown up with a silver spoon in my mouth.

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A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian. And you devalue the citizenship of every Canadian in this place and in this country when you break down and make it conditional for anyone.

A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian. And you devalue the citizenship of every Canadian in this place and in this country when you break down and make it conditional for anyone.

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One of the things with Canada is we're of a modest enough size that we never feel that the ideal outcome of any given deal is, we win and you lose.

One of the things with Canada is we're of a modest enough size that we never feel that the ideal outcome of any given deal is, we win and you lose.

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Let's not pretend we're in a global free market when it comes to agriculture. Every country protects, for good reason, its agricultural industries.

Let's not pretend we're in a global free market when it comes to agriculture. Every country protects, for good reason, its agricultural industries.

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We were able to sign free trade agreement with Europe at a time when people tend to be closing off.

We were able to sign free trade agreement with Europe at a time when people tend to be closing off.

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My mom has always been so generous and so sensitive and so vulnerable and yet exudes so much strength.

My mom has always been so generous and so sensitive and so vulnerable and yet exudes so much strength.

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I don't feel that I or Canada has to prove anything through big, loud, overt acts.

I don't feel that I or Canada has to prove anything through big, loud, overt acts.

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A Canadian on the ground in different parts of the world, whether they're a diplomat, an aid worker, or a soldier, has an extraordinary, powerful impact.

A Canadian on the ground in different parts of the world, whether they're a diplomat, an aid worker, or a soldier, has an extraordinary, powerful impact.

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Any decision made by my father was the result of a process that had involved many voices and which sometimes had taken weeks or months.

Any decision made by my father was the result of a process that had involved many voices and which sometimes had taken weeks or months.

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I have no fears that on a purely merit basis, we will have an embarrassment of riches from which to choose in order to reach gender parity.

I have no fears that on a purely merit basis, we will have an embarrassment of riches from which to choose in order to reach gender parity.

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My father's values and vision of this country obviously form everything I have as values and ideals. But this is not the ghost of my father running for the leadership of the Liberal party. This is me.

My father's values and vision of this country obviously form everything I have as values and ideals. But this is not the ghost of my father running for the leadership of the Liberal party. This is me.

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People still think there's sort of a debate around the Charter that politicos go into. And I get wrapped up in it, too, from time to time.

People still think there's sort of a debate around the Charter that politicos go into. And I get wrapped up in it, too, from time to time.

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Nobody knows better than I do what the pressures of party leadership can do to a young family. It tore mine apart.

Nobody knows better than I do what the pressures of party leadership can do to a young family. It tore mine apart.

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A very powerful mechanism to get elected is to play on anger and pick those wedge issues.

A very powerful mechanism to get elected is to play on anger and pick those wedge issues.

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I have a very difficult, high-pressured job. Everyone knows how challenging it is to balance family responsibilities with a job that takes me across the country and working extremely hard.

I have a very difficult, high-pressured job. Everyone knows how challenging it is to balance family responsibilities with a job that takes me across the country and working extremely hard.

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I have been incredibly lucky all my life. I've had a family that has loved me and given me incredible opportunities. I've gone to great schools. I've travelled across the country.

I have been incredibly lucky all my life. I've had a family that has loved me and given me incredible opportunities. I've gone to great schools. I've travelled across the country.

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I think I'd work on making sure that Canadians have opportunities to find good jobs, to grow, to gain stability in terms of pensions. The reality is that Canadians don't feel that our economy is working for us.

I think I'd work on making sure that Canadians have opportunities to find good jobs, to grow, to gain stability in terms of pensions. The reality is that Canadians don't feel that our economy is working for us.

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Canadians want to elect good people to be their voice in Ottawa.

Canadians want to elect good people to be their voice in Ottawa.

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When I get passionate or worked up about an issue, I say things that the Conservatives and opponents and critics like to pounce on.

When I get passionate or worked up about an issue, I say things that the Conservatives and opponents and critics like to pounce on.

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We're committed to making sure parents have affordable, quality early learning for their kids - there's no question about it.

We're committed to making sure parents have affordable, quality early learning for their kids - there's no question about it.

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Ours was not a normal or easy life.

Ours was not a normal or easy life.

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People are very sophisticated in their concerns about various parties, in their hopes for what the next government could look like. And I'm not going to prejudge any possible outcomes.

People are very sophisticated in their concerns about various parties, in their hopes for what the next government could look like. And I'm not going to prejudge any possible outcomes.

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For me, I've always been Justin Trudeau, son of. All my life I've had to know I was carrying a name, and people were paying more attention to what I had to say, and I had to make a choice early on.

For me, I've always been Justin Trudeau, son of. All my life I've had to know I was carrying a name, and people were paying more attention to what I had to say, and I had to make a choice early on.

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Any time you have a competitive situation like politics is, there are winners, and there are people who don't win, and their supporters can sometimes be very emotional.

Any time you have a competitive situation like politics is, there are winners, and there are people who don't win, and their supporters can sometimes be very emotional.

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One of the challenges that Vancouver and cities across the country are facing is that we don't have a federal partner in terms of building for transit, not in the way we need.

One of the challenges that Vancouver and cities across the country are facing is that we don't have a federal partner in terms of building for transit, not in the way we need.

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Canadians are tired of being cynical.

Canadians are tired of being cynical.

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I'm not going to reduce the choices of Canadians at the ballot box by backroom deals or secret arrangements. I think that's a cause for cynicism more than anything else.

I'm not going to reduce the choices of Canadians at the ballot box by backroom deals or secret arrangements. I think that's a cause for cynicism more than anything else.

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As politicians, we're very, very much trained to say something and stick with it.

As politicians, we're very, very much trained to say something and stick with it.

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The fact is, I'm opposed to coalitions.

The fact is, I'm opposed to coalitions.

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I trust Canadians' capacity to determine who will sit in their Parliament.

I trust Canadians' capacity to determine who will sit in their Parliament.

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I think it's hard to know how one deals in situations of confrontation until you're actually in there, so I'm not going to speculate on what I would do.

I think it's hard to know how one deals in situations of confrontation until you're actually in there, so I'm not going to speculate on what I would do.

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I have no regrets.

I have no regrets.

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The Liberal party has always worked with multiple parties in the House to make sure we're being governed in the best interest of Canadians.

The Liberal party has always worked with multiple parties in the House to make sure we're being governed in the best interest of Canadians.

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If Rob Ford decided he wanted to run for the Liberal Party in 2015, we'd say, 'No, sorry, the way you approach things, the way you govern, the way you behave is not suitable to the kind of Liberal team we want to build.'

If Rob Ford decided he wanted to run for the Liberal Party in 2015, we'd say, 'No, sorry, the way you approach things, the way you govern, the way you behave is not suitable to the kind of Liberal team we want to build.'

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People are very much worried that our kids are not going to inherit the same opportunities that we inherited from our parents.

People are very much worried that our kids are not going to inherit the same opportunities that we inherited from our parents.

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Vancouver is home. I spent a huge amount of time here as a kid growing up with my mom, with my grandparents who lived here.

Vancouver is home. I spent a huge amount of time here as a kid growing up with my mom, with my grandparents who lived here.

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My father found cocktail parties challenging.

My father found cocktail parties challenging.

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I think we're pretty much where we need to be on corporate taxes.

I think we're pretty much where we need to be on corporate taxes.

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We need to make sure we're all working together to change mindsets, to change attitudes, and to fight against the bad habits that we have as a society.

We need to make sure we're all working together to change mindsets, to change attitudes, and to fight against the bad habits that we have as a society.

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I've made the commitment to Canadians that I'm going to stay myself, and I'm going stay open about it, and I'm going to make sure that the thoughtfulness with which I approach issues continues to shine through.

I've made the commitment to Canadians that I'm going to stay myself, and I'm going stay open about it, and I'm going to make sure that the thoughtfulness with which I approach issues continues to shine through.

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Every day, at home, I have the astonishing and humbling opportunity - together with my wife Sophie - to nurture empathy, compassion, self-love, and a keen sense of justice in our three kids.

Every day, at home, I have the astonishing and humbling opportunity - together with my wife Sophie - to nurture empathy, compassion, self-love, and a keen sense of justice in our three kids.

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You know what, Nickelback's alright.

You know what, Nickelback's alright.

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Politicians are constantly stuck between what is politically expedient and politically beneficial and what is the responsible or right thing to do. It's a tension we all go through.

Politicians are constantly stuck between what is politically expedient and politically beneficial and what is the responsible or right thing to do. It's a tension we all go through.

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