A National Bestseller • The Hill Times: Best Books of 2016
This 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 long-time journalist on Parliament Hill, Huguette Young was parliamentary correspondent for Quebecor Media and bureau chief for La Presse canadienne, and has written for Time magazine, Huffington Post, and Americas Quarterly. She has covered the 1995 referendum on Quebec secession, political scandals, the Mulroney and Chrétien years, and the rise and fall of Stephen Harper. A proud Acadian from New Brunswick, Huguette lives in Ottawa.