Meet Justin Trudeau, Canada's Prime Minister

Updated 9:44 AM ET, Thu March 10, 2016
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took office in November 2015. Skeptics had dismissed the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau as trading off his father's achievements and famous family name. But pundits in Canada praised the younger Trudeau's campaign and the way he led Liberals to a sweeping victory, with a clear majority in Parliament. See photos from his life and career: Ben Nelms/Bloomberg/Getty Images
The future politician sits in the lap of his mother, Margaret Trudeau, in a car in 1972. He was born in Ottawa on December 25, 1971. Dick Loek/Toronto Star/Toronto Public Library/Getty Images
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau takes an outing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, while on vacation in 1977 with his sons, from left, Sacha, Justin and Michel. The elder Trudeau was Canada's Prime Minister from 1968 to 1979 and again from 1980 to 1984. Don Dutton/Toronto Star/Toronto Public Library/Getty Images
From left, Sacha, Justin and their mother, Margaret, look over Pierre Trudeau's casket in the Hall of Honor on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. The former Prime Minister died September 28, 2000, at age 80. AARON HARRIS/AFP/Getty Images
Justin Trudeau is interviewed in his campaign office in Montreal in October 2008, shortly before being elected to represent the Liberals in Parliament from the Montreal electoral district of Papineau. DAVID BOILY/AFP/Getty Images
Trudeau addresses youths at Free the Children's National Me to We Day event in Toronto in October 2008. The annual event aims to empower young people to make a difference in their communities. Colin McConnell/Toronto Star/Getty Images/File
Trudeau greets supporters at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in April 2013. A short time later, he was elected leader of Canada's Liberal Party. David Cooper/Toronto Star/Getty Images
Trudeau works the crowd at the 2015 Toronto Pride parade on June 28. Rick Madonik/Toronto Star/Getty Images/File
Trudeau visits the Paul Brown Boxfit gym in Toronto in August 2015. Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star/Getty Images
After casting his ballot in Montreal in October 2015, Trudeau leaves with his wife, Sophie, and their children, from left, Hadrien, Ella-Grace and Xavier. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
Trudeau commands the stage in Montreal on after the Liberal Party won the general election in 2015. As the crowd chanted his name, Trudeau said the Liberals won because they listened. "We beat fear with hope, we beat cynicism with hard work. We beat negative, divisive politics with a positive vision that brings Canadians together," he said. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
Trudeau is sworn into office at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press/AP
Trudeau greets Syrian refugees Kevork Jamkossian and daughter Madeleine during their arrival at Toronto's Pearson International Airport in December 2015. The new Prime Minister pledged to take in and resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees in Canada. Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP