Photos of the day: a tale of two Trudeaus

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Earlier this morning, Justin Trudeau was sworn in as the 23rd prime minister of Canada.Canada Flag Icon

But in April 1968, another Trudeau was being sworn in for the first time — Pierre Trudeau, the father of the current prime minister. Justin, who wasn’t born until 1971, wasn’t even alive at the time.

Standing to the immediate right of Pierre Trudeau is John Turner, who would ultimately succeeded Trudeau as prime minister in the mid-1980s. Standing next to Justin Trudeau’s immediate right today is top adviser Dominic LeBlanc, a childhood friend who grew up with Trudeau. The New Brunswick MP will join Trudeau’s cabinet as Leader of the House of Commons.

As for Justin, he attended his father’s swearing-in in 1980 after a brief stint out of the prime minister’s office. Seated on the left with his brother and sister, young Justin didn’t appear to be so excited about the event:

Justin (at left) joins brother Michel, and sister Alexandre at father Pierre Trudeau swearing in ceremony in 1980. (Ron Poling / CP Photo)
Justin (at left) joins brother Michel, and sister Alexandre at father Pierre Trudeau swearing in ceremony in 1980. (Ron Poling / CP Photo)

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