alexandre trudeau

A Trudeau family photo that bleeds patriotism.  You can almost see the sugar from the Timbits smeared on the faces of the children and smell the Molson Canadian lingering on PE’s breath.  I imagine Margaret smells like maple syrup or baked McIntosh apples.

October 2, 2000.  Justin and Alexandre (Sacha) Trudeau lean out of the funeral train to show appreciation to mourners.  The VIA Rail train is carrying the casket of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau.  His sons asked that the train be slowed as it passed through the towns and farmlands of eastern Ontario so that citizens would have the opportunity to wave goodbye.  Photo:  Adrian Wyld/CP


Alexandre Trudeau attends the Montreal World Film Festival in August 2012 for the screening of his documentary, The New Great Game.  In the film, Trudeau is on board an oil tanker in the Middle East while he explains the politics of shipping Arab oil and the problem of Somali pirates.  Trudeau’s half-sister, Alicia (Ally) Kemper is in the third image.  Photos:  Bernard Bujold