Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Pierre Trudeau

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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).

Notebooking Page

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

Reference Books:

Library Call Number – 971.0644092

Other:

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

The Champions: Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. – a 3 part documentary about the life and politics of the 50s, 60s and 70s, especially between Pierre Trudeau and Renee Levesque

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.

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