Pierre Elliott Trudeau
18 October 1919 – 28 September 2000
Prime Minister of Canada 1968–79 and 1980–84
Arguably Canada’s best-known politician, both at home and abroad, Trudeau was a charismatic and controversial figure. He had style. From journalist Vivian Wilcox, “the word turns up repeatedly and in widely varying context: …verbal style…political style…a style that is a complete break with that of his predecessors…personal style…a unique image that reflects – sartorially as well as every other way – this country’s bicultural heritage and emerging internationalism.” Style.