Toronto: Justin Trudeau will be sworn in Wednesday as Prime Minister the position long held by his late father Pierre Trudeau as Canada begins a new era of Liberal leadership after Conservative Stephen Harper’s near-decade in power.

Mr. Trudeau and his Cabinet will officially take office at the ceremony Wednesday morning at 10-30 a.m. (1530 GMT).

Pierre Trudeau swept to office in 1968 on a wave of

support dubbed “Trudeaumania” and was Prime Minister until 1984 with a short interruption and remains one of the few Canadian politicians known in America, his charisma often drawing comparisons to John F. Kennedy.

Mr. Justin Trudeau channels the star power of his father. Tall and trim, he is a former school teacher and member of Parliament since 2008. At 43, he becomes the second youngest Prime Minister in Canadian history.


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