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Pierre Trudeau, Part 1



Pierre Trudeau, Part 1
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     challenging words:    abortion, charismatic, intelligentsia, political, dissident, mater, barred, leadership, majority, consul, groundwork, widely, impressed, wealthy, teaching, refused
     content words:    English Canadians, Lester Pearson, Liberal Party, Pierre Trudeau, Officers Training Corps, United States, Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis, Cite Libre, Quiet Revolution, Quebec Nationalists


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Pierre Trudeau, Part 1
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     For many years, the political scene in Canada was dominated by the English Canadians. That changed after Lester Pearson became prime minister. As leader of the Liberal Party, he had a good eye for potential leaders. If those leaders came from Quebec, it was so much the better. One of those men was Pierre Trudeau.
 
2     Trudeau was born in Montreal on October 1, 1919. His father was wealthy, and young Pierre attended an exclusive Jesuit school. Once he was out of school, he traveled widely and purposely threw off much of his Jesuit religious training. He became a champion for unions and promoted religious freedom.
 
3     After earning a law degree from the Universite de Montreal in 1943, he went on to get his advanced degree in political economy at Harvard.
 
4     While working on his degree in Montreal, Trudeau was conscripted into the army. He joined the Officers Training Corps but did not serve overseas. He was kicked out of the Corps for having a lack of discipline.

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