Photo of the Week: Pierre Trudeau Visits Brampton in 1974


As Justin Trudeau begins his tenure as Canada’s next Prime Minister, we bring you this great photograph of his father Pierre Trudeau visiting Brampton in 1974. In partnership with Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, we describe that day below:

“One of Pierre Trudeau’s visits to Brampton happened in June 1974, during the federal election. Trudeau toured Streetsville’s Bread and Honey Festival, before heading to Bramalea City Centre to open the campaign office of Ross Milne, the candidate for Dufferin-Peel-Simcoe. He had lunch at the Brampton Daily Times newspaper office, talking not about politics, but his ‘passion for judo’, before leaving Peel.

Trudeau had first taken office in 1968, replacing Lester B. Pearson. In his first two terms in office, Trudeau created PetroCanada, the Official Languages Act, initiated a Multicultural Policy, established diplomatic relations in China, and dealt with a separatist terrorism crisis in Quebec.”

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