Trudeaumania

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EtymologyEdit

Trudeau +‎ -mania

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

Trudeaumania (uncountable)

  1. (Canada) Fervent admiration of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau (1919-2000), especially during his 1968 election campaign and his early years in office.
    • 1968, Sally Barnes, "Trudeaumania a bonanza for Metro Liberals," Toronto Daily Star (Toronto), 4 May, p. 13:
      Conservatives deny that what they refer to as Trudeaumania has scared candidates from their ranks.
    • 1971, "Canada '72—dull and grey, but still very real" (editorial), Globe and Mail (Toronto), 1 Jul, p. 7:
      Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada's own distinctive revolution in democratic political style; the swinger, the all-round athlete: Trudeaumania as overture to the Just Society.
    • 2006, John Geddes, "Michael Ignatieff and Bob Rae are pals. Really.," Macleans (Canada), 17 Apr. (retrieved 20 Jan. 2009):
      During the 1968-69 school year, remembered for its anti-Vietnam War demonstrations and Trudeaumania, Michael Ignatieff and Bob Rae shared a cheap apartment.

Usage notesEdit

  • As of early 2009, the term has begun to reappear with tentative application to Pierre Elliott Trudeau's son, Justin Trudeau, who was first elected to the Parliament of Canada in Fall, 2008.
Last modified on 10 January 2014, at 15:14