Stephen Harper says Justin Trudeau is just not ready.

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Justin Trudeau has been actively involved in politics for 12 years.

  • He was appointed to chair a task force on youth renewal after the Liberal's party's defeat in the 2006 federal election.
  • On April 29, 2007, Trudeau faced off against Mary Deros, a Montreal city councillor and Basilio Giordano, the publisher of a local Italian-language newspaper for the Liberal nomination in Papineau. He easily won the party's nomination, picking up 690 votes to 350 for Deros and 220 for Giordano.
  • The Conservative Party won a minority government in the 2008 election, and Trudeau entered parliament as a member of the Official Opposition. Trudeau was the first member of the 40th Parliament of Canada to introduce a private member's motion, in which he called for a "national voluntary service policy for young people".
  • He co-chaired the Liberal Party's April 2009 national convention in Vancouver, and in October of the same year he was appointed as the party's critic for multiculturalism and youth.
  • In September 2010, he was reassigned as critic for youth, citizenship, and immigration.
  • Trudeau was re-elected in Papineau in the 2011 Canadian federal election.
  • When interim leader Rae, who was also seen as a frontrunner, announced he would not be entering the race in June 2012, Trudeau was hit with a "tsunami" of calls from supporters to reconsider his earlier decision to not seek the leadership.
Reference: Wikipedia