Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
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N 45° 31.324 W 073° 36.369
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Quick Description: Pierre Elliot Trudeau (1919-2000) who was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada was born at 5779 rue Durocher Street, in Outremont (Montreal), Quebec, Canada.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 12/11/2012 9:36:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMFXAH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
On April 6, 1968, Joseph-Philippe-Pierre-Yves-Elliot Trudeau, more commonly known as Pierre Elliot Trudeau, became the fifteenth Prime Minister of Canada.

Trudeau was the son of Joseph-Charles-Emile Trudeau and Grace Elliott. He was born on October 18, 1919, at home (5779 Durocher Street in Outremont--a suburb of Montreal). Details of his birth and early years are described by John English in his book Citizen of the World: The Life of Pierre Elliott Turdeau Volume One: 1919-1968 (pp. 7-9).

The young Pierre spent the first twelve years of his life in this house on Durocher. According to the City of Montreal tax assessment roles, the two-story, two-family building, measuring 7.2m x 30.48m (232.30 m2), was constructed in 1913.

When Trudeau died in 2000, the National Post (September 30, 2000) published an article in which a long-time friend and colleague, Roy Heenan, was quoted as saying "With the exception of his years in Ottawa, Mr. Trudeau lived all of his life on the slopes of Mount Royal. He spent his early years in Outremont on the French side of the mountain, in a modest yellow-brick row house on Durocher Street, then and now an ethnically mixed neighbourhood where Hasidic Jews live alongside Greeks and pure laine Quebecois. "He once came in here," said Joseph Karmel, who now lives in the lower half of the building. "He came with his sister, he went upstairs. He took some pictures." Mr. Karmel, who has lived at the house for about 20 years, did not know when he moved in that it had once been the home of Canada's prime minister.

Although there is no plaque at 5779 Durocher, the address is designated a historic site by the Parliament of Canada
President Name: Pierre Elliot Trudeau

Birth Place?: yes

Term Of Office: 1968-1984

Date of Birth: October 18 1919

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