Essay On Pierre Trudeau

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Pierre Trudeau is definitely one of Canada’s most successful Prime Ministers. He was able to bring Canada together by implementing the Official Language Act resolving the October Crisis and repatriating, creating Canadian Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedom.

Pierre Trudeau was born in Montreal on October 18, 1919. He was raised in a wealthy Montreal suburb of Outremont. As he growing up he and his sibling spoke both French and English. As he grow older Trudeau attended the Jesuit Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, Université de Montréal, Harvard, and the London School of Economics. He also travelled a lot in his youth. After graduating from the University of Toronto, he landed a position as a desk officer for the Privy Council. He practiced …show more content…

In October 1970, a Quebec minister and a British diplomat were kidnapped by the FLQ. First on October 5th, the members of FLQ kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross. Then on October 10th they kidnapped Pierre Laporte the minister and deputy premier. The group name FLQ stands for Front for the Liberation of Quebec. (Front de libération du Québec). It was a group of people that would steal and threaten anyone. They had stolen several tons of dynamite from military and industrial sites, robbed banks and had been involved in over 200 bombings in Quebec, since 1963. The kidnappers threatened to kill Cross unless the government released 23 prisoners that had been charged with crimes committed in the name of the Front. They also wanted their declaration of their intentions, opinions, objectives, and motives to be read on national television. This news broke out panic through the public and made them fear the FLQ, they saw them as a very large, powerful organization. Although, on October 13th, Prime Minister Trudeau was interviewed by CBC. This interview was talked about all over through the public, they admired Trudeau's courage, bravery, and love for his pride and country. Then on October 16th Trudeau invoked the War Measures Act. The Act allowed police searches and arrests without warrants without charges and without

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