Justin Trudeau Best Quotes

Justin Pierre James Trudeau MP (born December 25, 1971) is a Canadian politician and the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Trudeau is the eldest son of Pierre Trudeau, long-serving former Prime Minister, and Margaret Trudeau. He was elected as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Papineau in 2008, and re-elected in 2011. He has served as the Liberal Party’s critic for Youth and Multiculturalism, Citizenship and Immigration, and Post Secondary Education, Youth and Amateur Sport. On April 14, 2013, Trudeau was elected leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. Enjoy Justin Trudeau’s best quotes below.

“I am a teacher. It’s how I define myself. A good teacher isn’t someone who gives the answers out to their kids but is understanding of needs and challenges and gives tools to help other people succeed. That’s the way I see myself, so whatever it is that I will do eventually after politics, it’ll have to do a lot with teaching.”
“A very powerful mechanism to get elected is to play on anger and pick those wedge issues.”
“My father’s values and vision of this country obviously form everything I have as values and ideals. But this is not the ghost of my father running for the leadership of the Liberal party. This is me.”
“Canada has always been there to help people who need it.”
“Canada was built around a very simple premise. A promise that you can work hard and succeed and build a future for yourselves and your kids, and that future for your kids would be better than the one you had.”
“It’s important that people understand who I am and where I come from and not just have it shaped by purely political discourse.”
“Connecting with Canadians isn’t about what you say, it’s about what you’re listening to. It’s about what you understand.”
“My father raised us to step toward trouble rather than to step away from it.”
“I have no regrets.”
“My idea of freedom is that we should protect the rights of people to believe what their conscience dictates, but fight equally hard to protect people from having the beliefs of others imposed upon them.”
“Who cares about winning? We should focus on serving.”
“When I get out across the country and listen to people, the resentment that I see and the frustration that I see is that we have a generation of people who are fairly convinced that their kids are not going to have a better quality of life or a better future than they will.”
“Canadians are tired of being cynical.”
“Canadians want to elect good people to be their voice in Ottawa.”
“I think we’re pretty much where we need to be on corporate taxes.”
“I trust Canadians’ capacity to determine who will sit in their Parliament.”
“Living your life in the public eye is a greater burden than most people can imagine.”
“People still think there’s sort of a debate around the Charter that politicos go into. And I get wrapped up in it, too, from time to time.”
“We’re asking those who have done well to do a little more for the people who need it.”
“At one point, people are going to have to realize that maybe I know what I’m doing.”
“I think Canadians want to get a feel for the people who will serve them… and, for me, I think that Canadians will trust people who trust them.”
“I know that a prime minister of Canada needs to be deeply respectful of the other levels of government – whether it be municipal, provincial, or even nation-to-nation relationships with aboriginal governments.”
“Canadians are nice and polite. It’s not just a stereotype.”
“For me, I’ve always been Justin Trudeau, son of. All my life I’ve had to know I was carrying a name, and people were paying more attention to what I had to say, and I had to make a choice early on.”
“You can’t run a government from one single person. What instead matters is that leadership be about gathering around extraordinary individuals and getting the best out of them.”
“Any decision made by my father was the result of a process that had involved many voices and which sometimes had taken weeks or months.”
“I have no fears that on a purely merit basis, we will have an embarrassment of riches from which to choose in order to reach gender parity.”
“I was a high-school teacher. I am a strong advocate for women’s rights, and I’m not a woman.”
“My father found cocktail parties challenging.”
“Nobody knows better than I do what the pressures of party leadership can do to a young family. It tore mine apart.”
“Our child benefit goes directly to the families who need it the most.”
“Ours was not a normal or easy life.”
“People are very much worried that our kids are not going to inherit the same opportunities that we inherited from our parents.”
“People don’t believe that any politician is any different from any other one.”
“The fact is, I’m opposed to coalitions.”
“The Liberal party has always worked with multiple parties in the House to make sure we’re being governed in the best interest of Canadians.”
“The Liberal Party will not vote – no Liberal member of Parliament will vote – to take away a woman’s right to choose.”
“Vancouver is home. I spent a huge amount of time here as a kid growing up with my mom, with my grandparents who lived here.”
“We’re committed to making sure parents have affordable, quality early learning for their kids – there’s no question about it.”
“When I get passionate or worked up about an issue, I say things that the Conservatives and opponents and critics like to pounce on.”
“Any time you have a competitive situation like politics is, there are winners, and there are people who don’t win, and their supporters can sometimes be very emotional.”
“Can I actually make a difference? Can I get people to believe in politics once again? Can I get people to accept more complex answers to complex questions? I know I can. I know that’s what I do very well.”
“I had to learn to dismiss people who would criticize me based on nothing, but I also had to learn not to believe the people who would compliment me and think I was great based on nothing. And that led me to have a very, very strong sense of myself and my strengths.”
“I have a very difficult, high-pressured job. Everyone knows how challenging it is to balance family responsibilities with a job that takes me across the country and working extremely hard.”
“I have been incredibly lucky all my life. I’ve had a family that has loved me and given me incredible opportunities. I’ve gone to great schools. I’ve travelled across the country.”
“I remember the bad times as a succession of painful emotional snapshots: Me walking into the library at 24 Sussex, seeing my mother in tears, and hearing her talk about leaving while my father stood facing her, stern and ashen.”
“I sort of locked into the idea that if I could be the perfect son to both of my parents, well maybe that would be enough to keep them together. And ultimately, obviously, it wasn’t. Regardless of what I tried to do. That was a lesson about limitations.”
“I think Canadians are tired of politicians that are spun and scripted within an inch of their life, people who are too afraid of what a focus group might say about one comment or a political opponent might try to twist out of context, to actually say much of anything at all.”
“I think growing an economy is a good way to help with a deficit, but ultimately, it’s about fiscal discipline and responsible spending – and smart decisions.”
“I think I’d work on making sure that Canadians have opportunities to find good jobs, to grow, to gain stability in terms of pensions. The reality is that Canadians don’t feel that our economy is working for us.”
“I think it’s hard to know how one deals in situations of confrontation until you’re actually in there, so I’m not going to speculate on what I would do.”
“I think people understand that if you’re going to have a successful economy, you need people’s potential to be realized. That means education. It means university education, sure, but it also means training, apprenticeships and various kinds of skills diplomas that we know are necessary.”
“I think we need to price carbon; there’s no question about it. The way we do it needs to be based on science and not political debates and attacks, and that’s why I’m drawing on experts and best practices from around the world.”
“I trust Canadians to be able to look at the different parties, the different leaders, the plans, the teams, and make a responsible choice. And I’m very, very confident that’s exactly what Canadians are going to do.”
“I’m not going to reduce the choices of Canadians at the ballot box by backroom deals or secret arrangements. I think that’s a cause for cynicism more than anything else.”
“I’ve made the commitment to Canadians that I’m going to stay myself, and I’m going stay open about it, and I’m going to make sure that the thoughtfulness with which I approach issues continues to shine through.”
“If Rob Ford decided he wanted to run for the Liberal Party in 2015, we’d say, ‘No, sorry, the way you approach things, the way you govern, the way you behave is not suitable to the kind of Liberal team we want to build.’”
“If we wander around as politicians jumping at every shadow and desperately afraid of having our words taken out of context or attacks layered on in an unfair way, I think we’re actually doing a disrespect to Canadians, to people’s intelligence.”
“In 2012, the Liberal Party affirmed overwhelmingly at the policy convention that we are a pro-choice party. It means that we are a party that defends women’s rights, and therefore, it would be inconsistent for any Liberal MP to be able to vote to take away women’s rights.”
“My mother is brilliant but emotional and very much gregarious and connected to people. My father was brilliant but focused and driven and very narrow-casted.”
“Once Canadians no longer believe that there is any good in politics, they no longer feel we can work together to solve the challenges we’re facing, and that is my fundamental motivation: how do we work together as a country to solve the big challenges we’re facing.”
“One of the challenges that Vancouver and cities across the country are facing is that we don’t have a federal partner in terms of building for transit, not in the way we need.”
“Open nominations means it is local Liberals who choose who gets to be their representative. But what that doesn’t mean is that somebody can behave any which way and bully other people out of the nomination and then be the last person standing.”
“People are very sophisticated in their concerns about various parties, in their hopes for what the next government could look like. And I’m not going to prejudge any possible outcomes.”
“Promising something that seems popular at the time that you know you’re never going to deliver – that’s the kind of cynical politics that I don’t want any part of.”
“The federal government’s role is to establish a process whereby industry can pitch a project, and Canadians can be reassured that this project is worth the risk. That’s at the heart of governments granting permits and communities granting permission. People understand we do need economic growth. We do need natural resource projects.”
“We need the middle class to feel more confident about its prospects and about its future. We need to cut down on this anxiety that sees some people succeeding and the majority struggling – having to make choices between paying for their kids’ education or saving for their own retirement.”
“When my father died, I had millions of people supporting me in a very, very difficult time. I have received so much from this country. I realize that we’re defined in life not by what we get from this world but by what we have to offer it, and I know that I have a lot to offer this country, and I’m serious about devoting my life to it.”

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