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Justin Trudeau


Prime Minister

Justin Trudeau (born December 25, 1971) is Canada’s 23rd Prime Minister.

His vision of Canada is a country where everyone has a real and fair chance to succeed. His experiences as a teacher, father, leader, and advocate for youth have shaped his dedication to Canadians.

The oldest of three boys, Justin grew up with the profound influence of his father, Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and his mother, Margaret Trudeau. He graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1994. He went on to complete the University of British Columbia's education program, and spent several years teaching in Vancouver.

In 2002, Justin returned home to Montréal, where he met Sophie Grégoire. They married in 2005 and are now the proud parents of Xavier, Ella-Grace, and Hadrien.

Justin entered politics to make change that would better serve all Canadians. In 2007, he built a grassroots campaign to win the Liberal Party nomination in the Montréal riding of Papineau. He was elected in 2008, and re-elected in 2011, 2015, and 2019.

Justin was elected Leader of the Liberal Party in April 2013. On October 19, 2015, he led his party to victory, winning a majority government. On October 21, 2019, he led the Liberal Party to re-election, earning a second mandate.

As Prime Minister, Justin leads a government that works hard to continue moving Canada forward. His team is focused on fighting climate change, creating good middle class jobs, making life more affordable, keeping Canada's communities safe, and moving forward on reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

Sessions With Justin Trudeau

Monday, 16 May

  • 09:00am - 09:25am (PST) / 16/may/2022 04:00 pm - 16/may/2022 04:25 pm

    Welcome Remarks

    The 2022 World Ports Conference brings together leading port stakeholders in a new format to #ClosetheGaps in global seaport competitiveness, setting an agenda to raise the performance of the world’s major port regions. The conference opening session will set the scene for a full programme of live in-person discussions about the indispensable that ports play in global maritime trade.