Pierre Trudeau swept Canada with an epidemic known as “TrudeauMania” as he rushed into the position of Prime Minister in 1968. A charismatic man with a smile that charmed many, he helped establish the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and helped to create an officially bilingual country, among other things.
More memorable for his antics and personality than for the things accomplished during his time in leadership, Prime Minister Trudeau held the position for 15 years (with a short upset in the middle).
About His Life:
The Prime Ministers of Canada: Pierre Trudeau –an intro, biography and quick fact of his life.
A Quick Summary of Pierre Trudeau– by JJ. McCullough
Pierre Elliott Trudeau – The Canadian Encyclopedia
Biography of Pierre E. Trudeau – a detailed and lengthy biography of Mr. Trudeau’s life from childhood to death.
First Among Equals – Biography, Anecdotes, and Speeches
Pierre Trudeau – from about.com – bullet points of his life and contributions to Canada’s betterment while Prime Minister.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau – from wikipedia
Library Call Number – 971.0644092
Colouring Page – from Crayola
Pierre Elliott Trudeau: Philosopher and Prime Minister– – from CBC Digital Archives. A collection of radio and video segments featuring or about Prime Minister Trudeau. Scroll through the collection on the right side of the page.
Trudeaumania: A Swinger for Prime Minister – from CBC Digital Archives. A collection of radio and video segments featuring the phenomenon known as Trudeau Mania, in which Prime Minister Trudeau was held in a rock-star celebrity style fandom.
Reflections: The Trudeau Legacy – a documentary about Pierre Trudeau
For Teachers: Pierre Trudeau, Then and Now – A Webquest lesson for senior students to research the legacy of Pierre Trudeau.
For Teachers – Trudeau: The Man Behind the Omnibus Bill -Studying Pierre Trudeau, to explore how personality affects performance in public office.
For Teachers – Pierre Trudeau: First Impressions – Looking at Trudeaumania to understand more about Pierre Trudeau.