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Common Ground: Exclusive Edition

Written by: Justin Trudeau
Narrated by: Justin Trudeau,Colm Feore
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Featuring a new foreword written and narrated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

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 Justin's closest circle have heard his side of his unique journey, or his new perspective on what that story means since taking office.

Now, in this exclusive edition of Common Ground, which features a new foreword, Justin Trudeau reveals how the events of his life have influenced him and formed the ideals that drive him today. He explores, with candor 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 Canada's strengths and potential as a nation. We hear what drew Justin toward politics and what led to his decision to run for office. Through Justin's 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 Canadians - and 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 listeners 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 purpose - our common hopes and dreams - and in coming together on common ground.

The PM will be donating his proceeds from this work to the Canadian Red Cross Society.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2014 Justin Trudeau (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
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Inauthentic BS

Least genuine and most hollow-worded political rhetoric-pumping book I’ve ever read. Speaking for Canadians and prioritizing fiscal responsibility my ass.

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A very intersting book!

A great performance and an interesting subject. Intimate portrait, recommended for anyone who ponders what it means to be Canadian. #Audible1

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  • DZ
  • 2019-01-18

Quite inspirational personal development and political thoughts

I found the stories in the book far beyond a political view or a vehicle for political purposes yet it’s not just a personal development story in a once ‘privileged’ family. The candid depiction of the challenges his mother faced with mental illness and the sadness of loved ones passing, all felt naturally relatable with the common people. What’s most impressive to me is the natural evolvement of the idea of finding and forming common grounds and celebrate the diversity in a genuine fashion that’s been portrayed in the book. A good read.

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  • LKM
  • 2019-07-12

Wonderful Book

This this is the most beautiful book I have ever read thank you prime minister Justin Trudeau.

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  • MEW
  • 2019-06-29

Great. Positive Attitude!

I like the positive look forward at Canada's future that is present throughout the course of this narration. I think that this is the sort of understanding about the fundamental values that are present in the community spirit and common values that many of us share as Canadians, and then build on this common ground (i.e., our shared understanding, interests, goals, and beliefs). Justin Trudeau is a superstar, and this star quality is evident on this audiobook.

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Biased and self-congratulatory, but great history

Enjoyed the historical notes, particular concerning political events during his father's administration. A bit self-congratulatory (it's a campaign book after all!), and occasionally self-righteous, particularly when explaining his particular beliefs. But still... well told. Colm Feore did a great job narrating, and his French inflections and pronunciation were quite good.

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Awesome

Great book by Justin! I’m a new Canadian and love how he fights to get everyone on the same page! Well done

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I Will Vote Liberal As Long As Justin Is Leader

An incredible story. I often wondered growing up what it was like growing up in that neighborhood, It is hard to do. I totally get how Justin has refused to live at Sussex Avenue. And that he legalized weed. Wow.

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Awesome!

Inspiring to hear the Trudeau/Sinclair family history, challenges, successes and undying commitment to Canada. #Audible1

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Surprisingly good!

Have developed a greater respect for Justin Trudeau as a person and understand his leadership style based on a better understanding of his background. We should all have the opportunity to review the personal history of all those running for office,… appreciate the well written biographical work

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