Justin Trudeau is the current Prime Minister of Canada and Leader of the Liberal Party, which many believe was inevitable since his birth. Even before Trudeau joined politics, he was born into it because his father Pierre Trudeau was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada. As he grew up, Trudeau decided to shy away from politics by attending McGill University and then the University of British Columbia, where he earned a degree in education. He then became a teacher, but after his father’s death, Trudeau became more politically active. Trudeau started his career in politics in 2007 when he won the Liberal nomination and became a Member of Parliament in 2008. By 2011, Trudeau was re-elected as a Member of Parliament, and the following year he decided to run for the leadership of the Liberal Party. While running his campaign, he was criticized for having little experience and for his age, but in 2012 Trudeau won the vote. Then during Canada’s election in 2015, the Liberal Party won enough seats to form a majority government with Justin Trudeau becoming the Prime Minister.
As the Prime Minister of Canada, Trudeau has a very strong stance on marijuana, which he intends to legalize throughout all of Canada by July 2018. Even though he has much support, many criticize him for smoking, which he’s admitted to doing while a sitting Member of Parliament, “We had a few good friends over for a dinner party, our kids were at their grandmother’s for the night, and one of our friends lit a joint and passed it around. I had a puff.” This certainly doesn’t imply that Trudeau hotboxes his office, though it didn’t stop comedian Mark Critch from trying to do so.