Canadians are nice and polite. It's not just a stereotype.
A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian. And you devalue the citizenship of every Canadian in this place and in this country when you break down and make it conditional for anyone.
A very powerful mechanism to get elected is to play on anger and pick those wedge issues.
We need to make sure that everyone's pulling their weight and doing their fair share. Canadians get that, including the wealthy Canadians I talk to.
If a middle-class family in Shanghai or Guangzhou is looking for a good-quality product, we want them to look at a maple leaf and say, 'OK, it's good quality'.
Living your life in the public eye is a greater burden than most people can imagine.
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.
The Liberal Party will not vote — no Liberal member of Parliament will vote — to take away a woman's right to choose.
People are very much worried that our kids are not going to inherit the same opportunities that we inherited from our parents.
Anytime I meet people who got to make the deliberate choice, whose parents chose Canada, I'm jealous. Because I think being able to choose it, rather than being Canadian by default, is an amazing statement of attachment to Canada.
Justin Trudeau — quotes and aphorisms
We're investing billions of dollars in housing, in home care on the medical side. We're investing billions of dollars in public transit that is not just creating good jobs now but is going to help people get to and from their good jobs in more reliable ways.
Throughout our history, Canada's immigration policy has brought people here who had a pathway to citizenship. They were — and are — nation builders. It has been supported by political parties of all stripes and promoted by successive governments over generations.
Openness, respect, integrity — these are principles that need to underpin pretty much every other decision that you make.
If we wander around as politicians jumping at every shadow and desperately afraid of having our words taken out of context or attacks layered on in an unfair way, I think we're actually doing a disrespect to Canadians, to people's intelligence.
Gender equality is not only an issue for women and girls.
The Liberal party has always worked with multiple parties in the House to make sure we're being governed in the best interest of Canadians.
You get more diversity and creativity in your problem solving, and you end up having a much better and more representative approach to solving the challenges faced by the population you serve.
We know that trade, NAFTA, the free and open trade between Canada and the U.S. creates millions of good jobs on both sides of the border.
I know that a prime minister of Canada needs to be deeply respectful of the other levels of government — whether it be municipal, provincial, or even nation-to-nation relationships with aboriginal governments.
I've made the commitment to Canadians that I'm going to stay myself, and I'm going stay open about it, and I'm going to make sure that the thoughtfulness with which I approach issues continues to shine through.