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Common Ground
Common Ground | Justin Trudeau
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The national bestseller Justin Trudeau has spent his life in the public eye. From the moment he was born, the first son of an iconic prime minister and his young wife, Canadians have witnessed the highs and the lows, sharing in his successes and mourning with him during tragic times. But few beyond Justins closest circle have heard his side of his unique journey. Now, in Common Ground, Justin Trudeau reveals how the events of his life have influenced him and formed the ideals that drive him today. He explores, with candour and empathy, the difficulties of his parents marriage and the effect it had on a small boy and the close relationship with a father whose exacting standards were second only to his love for his sons. He explores his political coming of age during the tumultuous years of the Charlottetown Accord and the Quebec Referendum, and reflects on his time as a teacher, which was interrupted by the devastating losses of his brother and father. We hear how a connection was forged with a beautiful young woman, Sophie Gregoire, who had known the Trudeaus in earlier days.Through it all, we come to understand how Justin found his own voice as a young man and began to solidify his understanding of Canadas strengths and potential as a nation. We hear what drew Justin toward politics and what led to his decision to run for office. Through Justins eyes, we see what it was like in those first days of seeking the Liberal nomination for Papineau, when it was just he and Sophie and a clipboard in a grocery store parking lot, and how hard work and determination won him not only the nomination but two hard-fought elections. We learn of his reaction to the considerable Liberal defeat in 2011 and how it clarified his belief that the Liberal Party had lost touch with Canadiansand how that summer he was far from considering a run for the Liberal leadership but contemplating whether to leave politics altogether. And we learn why, in the end, he decided to help rejuvenate the Liberal Party and to run for the leadership and for prime minister. But mostly, Justin shares with readers his belief that Canada is a country made strong by its diversity, not in spite of it, and how our greatest potential lies in finding what unites us, in building on a sense of shared purposeour common hopes and dreamsand in coming together on common ground.
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kendrastephaniekaryn
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My sister was in the bar 30ft away from where the truck was taken down. This world is a scary place. #yeg

Melissa_J Oh jeez! How is she doing? 2y
kendrastephaniekaryn @Melissa_J She's okay. She's 18 and still a resilient teenager. I think my mom and I are more shaken up than she is! 2y
xicanti I just heard about this attack. I'm so glad your sister's okay. 2y
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kendrastephaniekaryn
Common Ground | Justin Trudeau
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#jubilantjuly #redwhiteandblue

Happy Independence Day to my American Litsy friends! The Trudeau book is there, mostly as a coincidence. 🍁😉

haileybean And not at all that many of us are thinking of moving... 😜😜 3y
kendrastephaniekaryn @haileyhugsbooks It's not perfect, but it's pretty great! 😎 3y
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Readytogo
Common Ground | Justin Trudeau
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Wasn't expecting this!

#Cheaptrill
#H2G2

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kendrastephaniekaryn
Common Ground | Justin Trudeau
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#marchintoreading #canadianauthors
I mean, I'm proud to be Canadian any day, but going through my shelves and finding this many books (not including my ebooks and audiobooks and even more books that I didn't find when I looked), makes me pretty damn proud. 🍁 #truenorthstrongandfree

Melissa_J So many of those can also be found on various shelves through my house 😊 3y
PurpleyPumpkin 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3y
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kendrastephaniekaryn
Common Ground | Justin Trudeau
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#marchintoreading #greencovers
A few of the green books currently on my Kobo TBR list!

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AlobelThee
Common Ground | Justin Trudeau
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Moments that make me proud to be Canadian. 😊 I'm also proud to be learning more diversely as a reader. It's an important focus that keeps on growing in world knowledge, honouring our compassionately dependable Canadian example. 🇨🇦

Jenshootsweddings Completely agree on both fronts! Watching what happens south of us makes me want to get more involved here! 3y
Weaponxgirl Canada seems to be one of the last places on earth with any sense atm. 3y
AlobelThee I post this generally in support, globally coming together with welcoming safe access for those in need. 3y
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JoeStalksBeck That is awesome! 3y
Theresa ❤💚💜💙 3y
Theresa As an American I am so grateful & proud of the push back the rest of the world is giving to he who shall not be named. We're doing a lot to fight back ourselves & the worldwide support is incredibly comforting! 3y
readordierachel ❤️️❤️️❤️️ 3y
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Tamarity
Common Ground | Justin Trudeau
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Live 20 min north of the US and feeling very grateful to have this guy in office.

readinginthedark Jealous! 3y
Tamarity He's dreamy 🤓 3y
Megabooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
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brenna
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You guys, did you know my bae wrote a book?

BookishClaire Book Riot post alert!! 4y
Victoria 😻😻😻 4y
Victoria I've always loved Canada and he just makes it better. You guys are so lucky! 🍁🇨🇦❤️ 4y
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