MONTREAL - Justin Trudeau, the Liberals' star candidate in the Montreal riding of Papineau, got some sound campaign advice on Tuesday from someone with a bit of know-how on the subject - his mom.
Trudeau hit the streets of the ethnically diverse, working-class neighbourhood with his mother Margaret as he tries to follow in the footsteps of his charismatic father and win a seat in Parliament.
Margaret Trudeau, the vivacious former wife of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, calls election campaigns exciting, although she said her last foray into the political world in the mid-1970s was more than enough.
"I hoped not (to endure another campaign), but you have to let your children follow their dreams," she told The Canadian Press between knocking on doors with her son.
"Justin's dream has always been to be in politics. He loves politics, he breathes politics."
Margaret Trudeau, who now lives in Montreal to be closer to her sons and her growing troop of grandchildren, is now an outspoken mental health advocate since going public with her own battles with bipolar disorder in 2006.
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