National Newswatch

Some facts about the political career of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and his late father, former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau:

Year/age when first elected to house: Pierre _ 1965, age 46. Justin _ 2008, age 37.

Year/age of becoming Liberal leader: Pierre _ April 20, 1968, age 49. Justin _ April 14, 2013, age 42.

Riding: Pierre _ Mount Royal. Justin _ Papineau.

Year of first general election as party leader: Pierre _ 1968. Justin _ 2015.

First campaign slogans: Pierre in 1968 _ "Come Work with Me.'' Justin in 2015 _ "Real Change.''

Campaign Songs: Pierre in 1968 _ None. Justin in 2015 _ ``The Veldt'' by Deadmau5.

Number of national televised leaders debates: 1968 _ 1. 2015 _ 5.

Campaign Outcomes: Pierre in 1968 _ Elected with a majority. Justin in 2015 _ Elected with a majority.

Number seats won: Pierre in 1968 _ 155 out of 264 available. Justin in 2015 _ 184 out of 338

Percentage of popular vote: Pierre in 1968 _45.5 per cent. Justin in 2015 _ 39.5 per cent.

Voter turnout: In 1968 _ 75.7 per cent. In 2015 _ 68.4 per cent

Population then and now according to Statistics Canada: In 1968 _ 20,701,000. In 2015 _ 35,749,600.

Number of seats then and now: 1968 _ 264. 2015 _ 338.

Issues of the day then and now: 1968 _ Quebec sovereignty, affordable housing, poverty rates. 2015 _ Economic stability, Syrian refugee crisis, anti-terrorism measures.

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