The political future of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who suddenly announced the end of his 18-year marriage, sparked heated discussions. After the shock of his separation from wife Sophie Gregoire, some doubted whether he would run for a fourth term as Prime Minister of Canada. Canada’s next national election will be held in October 2025. There are also questions about whether he can properly lead his party Liberal Party in front of that election. There are enough reasons to raise questions. Recent opinion polls have shown a decline in Trudeau’s popularity among ordinary Canadians.
Political analysts and even party insiders are not optimistic about him. Meanwhile, Trudeau announced his separation from his wife on Wednesday. Who were known as the ideal couple not only in the country but also all over the world. There is no doubt that the breakup is one of the biggest crises in Trudeau’s personal life. However, his close friends and political analysts said that he wants to overcome this shock. A person close to Trudeau, who did not want to be named, said he will contest the election again. In a post on Instagram on Wednesday, Trudeau himself announced the separation from Sophie, saying that they made this decision to separate after many meaningful and difficult conversations with Sophie. We are still close as a family with deep love and respect for each other. Everything will remain the same between us. At the time, Trudeau also said to keep the matter “confidential” for the well-being of the children.
They all plan to go on vacation together next week. Trudeau, 51, has always emphasized the importance of family. He has served three consecutive terms as Prime Minister of Canada since 2015, and Sophie and the couple’s three sons have always been seen together during each election campaign. Trudeau made a major cabinet reshuffle just a week before announcing the divorce. For more than two years, ordinary Canadians have had to contend with rising costs of living.
Nick Nanos of polling firm Nanos Research said it’s summer in Canada. During this time, Canadians enjoy celebrating and traveling. People will not pay much attention to this news of separation at this time. Trudeau’s father, Pierre Trudeau, also became Prime Minister of Canada from the Liberal Party, and before Trudeau, his father, Pierre Trudeau, was the only Canadian Prime Minister to announce a separation from his wife Margaret (better known as Maggie) while in office. There was a split in 1977 and Pierre Trudeau’s party lost the 1979 Canadian parliamentary elections. Following the same path as his father, is the fate of Justin Trudeau also waiting for the same result?
In this regard, Frank Graves, the head of the polling firm EQOS, said that Pierre’s breakup with Maggie is undoubtedly a historically discussed event. But I don’t think it had any clear connection to the current situation or that there was a clear correlation to her divorce rate.