Justin Trudeau: The Natural Heir
A National Bestseller • The Hill Times: Best Books of 2016This unauthorized biography provides a rare look at the real Justin Trudeau, retracing his steps from his early days to the height of power.Having grown up in the shadow of his famous father, a political giant who dominated Canadian politics for almost sixteen years, Justin Trudeau took many detours before discovering that he was a natural politician, with qualities, such as a charismatic ease with the public, that his father never possessed.Yet to most Canadians, Trudeau remains a blank slate. Inexperienced and underestimated, he was able, in his early forties, to catapult the Liberal Party of Canada from third to first place in one giant sweep. It was a historic feat that left a nation amazed and wondering what to expect next.In this unauthorized biography, journalist Huguette Young, who has conducted numerous interviews with Trudeau’s entourage, gives a look inside his inner circle and shows the path his leadership might take. Meant for supporters and skeptics alike, Young’s is a revealing account of one of Canada’s most compelling and enigmatic figures.
A reluctant heir and a breakthrough leader, an underdog and a historic champion, the bearer of a nation’s hopes and an unsettlingly blank slate, Justin Trudeau is one of Canada’s most compelling and enigmatic figures. Journalist Huguette Young retraces his steps from his early days to the height of power, and gives a rare look at the real Trudeau.
Table of Contents
Introduction1: 24 Sussex2: The Formative Years3: Running in Papineau4: The Fight5: The Party’s Great New Hope6: A Leader in Waiting7: Entering the Fray8: The Trudeau Effect9: Another Side of Justin10: The Allure of the Blank Slate11: The Networked Candidate12 : The Plan for the Middle Class13: Trudeau 2015?/li>14: The Victory