I stand before you a son of Quebec. A grandson of British Columbia. And a servant of Canada.
These Canadians you just met are a few of the thousands I’ve had the honour to meet, to talk with, and to learn from over the past 6 months.
Their stories are remarkable. Remarkable, because they are so common in Canada.
With hope and hard work, every day Canadians live the values that unite this country. Optimism, openness, compassion, service to community, generosity of spirit.
My friends, our party must be their party.
A recent study by the Open University of Israel and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, suggests that women who have been labeled “beautiful” by their peers are more likely to conform to social norms. They’re likely to put their own interests before the interests of others.
In Montreal Tuesday, Papineau MP Justin Trudeau announced his bid to lead the Liberal Party of Canada. Here’s the full text of his address:
“Make no small dreams, they have not the power to move the soul” - Goethe
Now that’ll take courage, but more than that, it’ll take hard, honest work. So let me start by telling you about the folks who taught me that best, here in Papineau.