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Trudeaumania (uncountable)

  1. (Canada, politics, fandom slang) 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 notes[edit]

  • 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; and who became Prime Minister of Canada in November 2015.