Paul Litt, Trudeaumania
. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2016, 412 pages.
The prevailing global Trudeaumania
masks and distracts from the reality of the ongoing betrayal of Indigenous peoples.
Trudeau was incredibly popular, particularly with the younger generation, and "Trudeaumania
" swept the country:
It was a long shot, but Trudeaumania
was sweeping the country, and Marchand's strong connections with the agricultural community in the area pushed him toward a surprise win.
If you've heard the phrase 'Trudeaumania
' before, it was likely in reference to the late Pierre Trudeau, who served as prime minister in the 1960s to 1980s.
His father was swept into office by wave of "Trudeaumania
." Elected in 1968, he was Canada's prime minister, with a short break, until 1984.
Political passion can be polarising and no aura lasts forever, as Trudeau's father, Pierre Trudeau, learned when the extraordinary excitement he generated in his day, dubbed 'Trudeaumania
', began to wane.
Pierre Trudeau inspired words like "Trudeaumania
" in Canada -- as both the country and the world, were swept up by this charismatic man known widely as the "Father of modern Canada."
Born to a sitting prime minister who came to power in 1968 on a wave of popular support dubbed "Trudeaumania
," Trudeau will become the second-youngest prime minister in Canadian history and brings an appeal more common in movie stars than statesmen.
Kealey, 29-45 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012); Christopher Dummitt, The Manly Modern: Masculinity in Postwar Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007); Paul Lift, "Trudeaumania
: Participatory Democracy in a Mass-Mediated Nation," Canadian Historical Review 89, no.
For the first coming of Pierre Trudeau in 1968, I was at university in Ottawa and Trudeaumania