And Canadians did. Pierre Trudeau spent much of his public life in front of a camera, creating images that still mesmerize us. Canadians could not help but gaze with wonder at the enigmatic character who led the country.
Whether he was jumping into a pool, pirouetting behind the Queen, or clutching a rose between his lips, Pierre Trudeau was unguarded in front of the camera’s lenses, yet those images didn’t always reveal the man behind the photographs. In this gallery you will find clues to the private Trudeau. Some images will be familiar; others have not been published for many years. Together, they are a lasting collection of an exciting period in Canadian history.