September 1968: A single man at the helm
The nation was obsessed with the new prime minister, from his bachelor status to his controversial views on topics like sexuality and abortion — and so were we. Chatelaine profiled the enigmatic leader within weeks of his taking office. "Trudeau doesn't sit around with the boys, like many politicians, discussing the day's events over beer. He uses his people as a sounding board.... Rather than talk things over, he tends to think them over.... It is said that he is a very private person, and many of those closest to him claim not to really know him."