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In pictures: 6 decades of the Trudeaus in Chatelaine

Since 1968, the Trudeaus have shared everything from their private joys to the challenges of public life with us. Here, a look back at the covers, coverage and photos of the family.
In pictures: 6 decades of the Trudeaus in Chatelaine

Chatelaine Trudeau covers

September 1968

Trudeau: His Own Man, But What's He Like?










































In pictures: 6 decades of the Trudeaus in Chatelaine

September 1968 inside spread

The assignment given to writer Merle Shain was whether being prime minister "had changed Pierre Elliott Trudeau." Shain noted: "When his scarf disappeared from inside his coat during a February leadership speech in Toronto he dropped to his knees to look under the couch. When it didn't appear even there, he whispered in an aside to the foot at hand, 'You know, I think someone pinched it.' Today, I don't think he'd be as surprised."


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

In pictures: 6 decades of the Trudeaus in Chatelaine
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June 1969 interview with Pierre Elliott Trudeau

In a far-ranging interview, Helene Pilotte asked the prime minister whether he considered the female labour force important to Canada's economy. His response: "Yes. I am convinced that our society isn't utilizing all the intelligence and ability which the feminine half of the Canadian population possesses." 




















In pictures: 6 decades of the Trudeaus in Chatelaine

June 1971

Margaret Trudeau: The Girl Who Caught the PM




































In pictures: 6 decades of the Trudeaus in Chatelaine

June 1971 opening page

"She emerges not as the plastic princess of the establishment, but as the unconventional aristocrat of a counter-culture," wrote Simma Holt in Chatelaine's first profile of Margaret Trudeau.








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December 1971

A Look at Margaret Trudeau and Past Prime Ministers' Wives




































In pictures: 6 decades of the Trudeaus in Chatelaine

July 1972

Margaret and Justin






In pictures: 6 decades of the Trudeaus in Chatelaine

August 1975

Margaret Trudeau: Among the Myths — a Real Woman






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July 1976

Margaret Trudeau's Own Pictures at Harrington Lake










































In pictures: 6 decades of the Trudeaus in Chatelaine

July 1976 opening spread

In the introduction to her family photos from Harrington Lake, an official residence of Canada's prime ministers, Margaret Trudeau wrote, "These photographs were taken the summer before our son Michel was born — the summer of '75. They are an introduction to him of his family-to-be, and especially of his brothers, Justin and Sacha, who will always be a unique and special part of his life."


















In pictures: 6 decades of the Trudeaus in Chatelaine

July 1976 second spread

Of the photo of Justin at top-centre, Margaret wrote, "The fishing pole was supposed to be only a prop for this picture of Justin. It was an old wooden stick pole, with a string line and a bare hook, which we found tucked away in the woods near a spot where we had been picnicking. Justin dropped it into the water unbaited for his "first fishing picture," and within five minutes had caught a trout — much to his surprise and alarm. Too small to keep, the fish was returned to the lake alive."
































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August 1977

Margaret Trudeau: Victor or Victim?
















































In pictures: 6 decades of the Trudeaus in Chatelaine

June 1985

Maggie! New Husband, New Baby, New Life
























In pictures: 6 decades of the Trudeaus in Chatelaine

June 1985 inside page

A collage of photos that ran with a profile of Margaret Trudeau following her 1984 marriage to Fried Kemper.














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October 2006

Meet the New Mrs Trudeau: Sophie Grégoire
























In pictures: 6 decades of the Trudeaus in Chatelaine

October 2006

A photo of Sophie Grégoire and Justin Trudeau from a story about the couple following their marriage.














In pictures: 6 decades of the Trudeaus in Chatelaine

June 2008

Hello, Baby Trudeau: Sophie Introduces Xavier James






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June 2008 inside photograph

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is shown holding baby Xavier.














In pictures: 6 decades of the Trudeaus in Chatelaine

November 2009

Margaret Trudeau Then and Now: Canada's Matriarch Battles Back






In pictures: 6 decades of the Trudeaus in Chatelaine

November 2010

A photograph of Margaret Trudeau on her wedding day to Pierre Elliott Trudeau, which ran with an excerpt of her memoir Changing My Mind.
























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December 2014

Justin Trudeau and his son Xavier photographed in their home in Ottawa. The photo shoot ran with this story about Trudeau's pursuit of the PMO. 










justin trudeau son child sofa living wrestlePhoto, Maude Chauvin.

December 2014

Sophie, Ella-Grace, Xavier, Hadrien and Justin.










justin trudeau family photo portrait couchPhoto, Maude Chauvin.

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