Pierre Elliott Trudeau: Philosopher and Prime Minister
He slid down banisters, dated movie stars and wore a red rose in his lapel. Pierre Elliott Trudeau is arguably the most charismatic prime minister in Canada's history. But he was more than just charisma - Trudeau helped shape Canada with his vision of a unified, bilingual, multicultural "just society." Throughout his 16 years as prime minister, he faced some heavy criticism. But when Trudeau died on Sept. 28, 2000, the nation mourned the man who, in the words of one biographer, "haunts us still."
Capturing the photo of Pierre Trudeau
Photographer Lynn Ball talks about one of his more famous election photos of Trudeau.
Actor Colm Feore on playing Pierre Trudeau
Actor Colm Feore discusses his upcoming role as Trudeau in the CBC miniseries based on the politician's life.
Pierre Trudeau: 1919-2000
Several days after Trudeau's death, three twenty-somethings discuss his legacy.
Pierre Trudeau, the ladies’ man
Following his death, several friends of Trudeau have a lighthearted discussion about his charismatic personality.
Pierre Trudeau on the world stage
After the death of Pierre Trudeau in 2000, reporter David Halton looks back on his impact as a world leader.
2000: Pierre Trudeau dies at 80
Upon the death of Pierre Trudeau in 2000, reporter Jason Moscovitz looks back on the life and leadership of the…
Pierre Trudeau toughens up
Trudeau grows up straddling the separate worlds of his gentle anglophone mother and boisterous francophone father.
‘Trudeau’s children’: part of the political legacy of Pierre Trudeau
MuchMusic VJ Monika Deol talks about what her idol Trudeau meant to her, growing up as an immigrant Canadian.
Pierre Trudeau comes back to tackle Meech Lake
In a vitriolic indictment of the Meech Lake constitutional accord, Trudeau warns that Canadians can say goodbye to a unified…
Pierre Trudeau: Political stirrings
Trudeau gains prominence as a vocal supporter of striking asbestos miners.
Pierre Trudeau: Farewell speech
Trudeau makes a rousing farewell speech to mark his retirement as prime minister in 1984.
Analyzing Pierre Trudeau’s legacy
Just after Trudeau has retired, Eric Kierans, Dalton Camp and Stephen Lewis ponder how Trudeau will be remembered in history.
Pierre Trudeau: Goodbye again
At Question Period in the House of Commons, colleagues bid farewell to Trudeau with a few laughs.
1984: Pierre Trudeau announces his retirement
Trudeau steps down as prime minister after a contemplative evening walk through an Ottawa snowstorm.
The electoral ups and downs of Pierre Trudeau
Trudeau is back as prime minister, ready to lead Canadians into a new decade.
Pierre Trudeau: ‘Welcome to the 1980s’
Prime minister-designate Pierre Trudeau delivers a jubilant acceptance speech on his 1980 win
Pierre Trudeau: He’s back!
After a short-lived retirement, Trudeau announces he's back to fight in another election.
1979: Pierre Trudeau steps down as Liberal leader
Trudeau announces he will no longer be leader of the Liberal party.
Pierre Trudeau in Opposition - and at the disco
Now Opposition Leader, Trudeau creates a ruckus when he blows off a Liberal party meeting to hit a New York…
Viva Cuba: Pierre Trudeau goes abroad
On a 12-day tour, Trudeau visits Latin America, befriends Castro, broadens Canada's foreign policy and makes some American enemies.
Majority victory for Pierre Trudeau in ‘74
Trudeau is back with a majority, and vows to create "a government for all Canadians."
Pierre Trudeau experiences popularity backlash after 1972 election
In an extremely close 1972 election, Trudeau wins a minority government - but just barely.
A 1972 CBC Weekend interview with Pierre Trudeau
In 1972, CBC's Weekend interviews Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau about his personal life and his critics.
1971: Pierre Trudeau’s ‘fuddle duddle’ incident
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau swears he didn't use any four-letter obscenities.
Pierre Trudeau’s Washington Press Club speech
Trudeau utters his famous quote about living next to the U.S. being like "sleeping with an elephant."
Trudeau introduces bill on official bilingualism
Prime Minister Trudeau brings in a new bill to enshrine language rights for both French and English Canadians.
Pierre Trudeau: ‘Canada must be a just society’
Trudeau accepts the "very heavy responsibility" of being Liberal leader and prime minister of Canada.
PM Pierre Trudeau won’t let ‘em rain on his parade
At Montreal's St-Jean-Baptiste parade, Trudeau refuses to take shelter as separatist protesters hurl rocks and bottles.
Trudeaumania sweeps Parliament Hill in 1968
Weeks after being sworn in as prime minister, fans flock to Trudeau as if he's a rock star.
The many lives of Pierre Trudeau
The justice minister talks about his globetrotting adventures, his swinging bachelor days, and the fun of being a political rebel.
Pierre Trudeau: A triple march toward Ottawa
Trudeau, along with Pelletier and Marchand, scores a triple win for the Liberals in Quebec.
Cité Libre, Pierre Trudeau’s influential little magazine
Trudeau on the evolution of Cité Libre.
Trudeau and Levesque team up for Fighting Words
A radio game show tests Trudeau's knowledge of quotes.
Pierre Trudeau supports miners in the 1957 Murdochville strike
Copper miners at Murdochville get vocal support from Pierre Trudeau.