Sources say Justin Trudeau to announce run for Liberal leadership: La Presse

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Liberal MP Justin Trudeau on the front lawn of Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, June 19. Montreal's La Presse has reported that he will run for the leadership of the federal Liberal party. — Photo by The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — Several sources have told Montreal’s La Presse that Liberal MP Justin Trudeau plans to run for the leadership of the federal party.

The 40-year-old member for Papineau is expected to make the announcement on Tuesday.

The paper says several Liberal sources confirmed Trudeau will hold a news  conference in his constituency on Tuesday.

At that time, Trudeau is expected to confirm that he’ll be attempting to follow in the footsteps of his father, former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

The next Liberal leader will be elected April 14, 2013, in Ottawa.



Organizations: La Presse

Geographic location: OTTAWA, Montreal

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Recent comments

  • Kenton
    September 26, 2012 - 13:20

    Isn't the Star of Bethlehem supposed to first appear in east?

  • Bababoeey
    September 26, 2012 - 12:16

    Obviously "political watcher" does not follow politics.

  • Scott
    September 26, 2012 - 12:04

    Looks like the final nail for the Liberal coffin.

  • Political Watcher
    September 26, 2012 - 10:03

    Besides a last name what other experience does he have?

  • John Lenin
    September 26, 2012 - 09:59

    Young Mr. Trudeau's bid for the Liberal leadership should be a shoo-in and may be the very thing the party needs to oust Adolph Harper in the next Federal Election! Wether or not another Prime Minister Trudeau would be good for Canada ... well that's another question entirely ...

    • Gaetan Desrochers
      September 26, 2012 - 19:07

      It's genetic and he got it, Happy Canada are we:) I've never be a liberal since is father. Give me my membership now...