Justin Trudeau quotes

  • I have made it clear that future candidates need to be completely understanding that they will be expected to vote pro-choice on any bills.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Choices #Understanding #Needs

  • Fear is a dangerous thing. Once it is sanctioned by the state there is no telling where it might lead. It is always a short path to walk from being suspicious of our fellow citizens to taking actions to restrict their liberty.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Liberty #Citizens #Might

  • I don't read the newspapers, I don't watch the news. I figure, if something important happens, someone will tell me.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Important #Watches #News

  • I'm actually not in favour of decriminalizing cannabis -- I'm in favour of legalizing it. Tax and regulate. It's one of the only ways to keep it out of the hands of our kids because the current war on drugs, the current model isn't working,
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #War #Kids #Hands

  • I am, as many people are, inspired by Jack Layton's legacy and the way that he approached politics,
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #People #Legacy #Way

  • For me, to represent people who represent the future of Canada and the great challenges we will face over the coming decades - this is where I wanted to start. ... I'm a teacher; I'm a convenor; I'm a gatherer; I'm someone who reaches out to people and is deeply interested in what they have to say. And people see that I'm not faking it. I'm actually genuinely committed to this dialogue that we're opening up, and this understanding that needs to happen in order to be an effective MP.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Teacher #Order #Mps

  • My idea of freedom is that we should protect the rights of people to believe what their conscience dictates, but fight equally hard to protect people from having the beliefs of others imposed upon them.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Believe #Fighting #Rights

  • I think there was something started under my father that I appreciate that it's time to end, and I like the symmetry of me being the person who actually turns the clock back so that we can have a Prime Minister's Office and, indeed, a democracy, that actually respects what voters say and is open and transparent. Because, not only does it matter to gain people's trust, but it matters for quality public policy and governance, and that's why we're committed to open and transparent government.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Father #Thinking #Appreciate

  • You can't run a government from one single person. What instead matters is that leadership be about gathering around extraordinary individuals and getting the best out of them.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Running #Government #Gathering

  • Ultimately, being open and respectful towards each other is much more powerful as a way to diffuse hatred and anger than, you know, layering on, you know, big walls and oppressive policies.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Wall #Powerful #Hatred

  • I was a snowboard instructor, I was a bouncer in a nightclub, I was a whitewater river guide for many years. I worked as a teacher. I make no apologies for a very varied set of life experiences.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Teacher #Apology #Years

  • People think that boxing is all about how hard you can hit your opponent. It's not. Boxing is about how hard a hit you can take and keep going.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Thinking #People #Boxing

  • Excluding citizens' voices from politics leads down a very bad path.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Path

  • Let's try and bring out the best in all of us and a positive vision of working together to solve big problems, to recognize that, yes, all is not right, things need to be fixed. We're better off solving things by working together than by pointing fingers at other people.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #People #Vision #Working Together

  • The way to build a strong future is by both protecting the environment and creating good jobs.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Strong #Environment #Good Job

  • Connecting with Canadians isn't about what you say, it's about what you're listening to. It's about what you understand.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Listening #Connecting

  • You cannot let yourself be defined by the hopes that you will fulfill the darkest wishes of your opponents.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Wish #Opponents #Defined

  • I'm a high school teacher. I'm someone who stumbles my way through, leads with my chin in some cases, leads with my heart in all cases.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Teacher #Heart #School

  • Every time, every time a tourist or an immigrant or a refugee shows up in another country there's a security risk.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Country #Risk #Tourists

  • The big frustration for me is that people are growing so cynical about politics that you see them basically shrug and say, "Oh, yeah. Who cares that Harper is shutting down debate? Who cares that he's building prisons, and everything? All the politicians are the same so why should we be outraged about one rather than the other?" And my point is Canadians need to wake up. This is not the Canada they'd recognize if they looked closely.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Frustration #People #Cynical

  • I look at what I have as a challenge and I could list a whole bunch of different challenges. And I choose not to be daunted by any of them.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Challenges #Different #Looks

  • You can't be Canadian without being aware of at least one other country, the United States, 'cause it's so important to us. I think we sometimes like to think that, you know, Americans will pay attention to us from time to time, too.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Country #Thinking #Important

  • There's a lotta countries that do very well at dropping bombs. There are other things that Canada actually does better than most other countries. And one of them is training people on the ground.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Country #People #Training

  • My father's values and vision of this country obviously form everything I have as values and ideals. But this is not the ghost of my father running for the leadership of the Liberal party. This is me.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Running #Country #Father

  • I want my Canada back!
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Want #Canada

  • I'm constantly amazed when I talk with people in the international stage and I refer to immigrants or refugees as new Canadians. We don't even think about that. It's just what you are: you're new Canadians.
    -- Justin Trudeau

    #Thinking #People #Stage

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