Cultural Action Party has for decades perceived the family of Pierre Trudeau as Canada’s equivalent to Britain’s Royal Family, in addition to America’s Kennedys. If media hadn’t buried the dirt on the Trudeaus, Canadians would have understood the affinities between these families.
To protect the Trudeaus, mainstream media has for decades been burying strange realities and rumours related to the first family of Canada. One of the most glaring is brother Alexandre Trudeau’s dedication to communist regimes such as China and Cuba.
As far as deceased younger brother Michel Trudeau is concerned, he didn’t live long enough to flower into a full-fledged communist like his brothers. As it happened, Canadian media published a story claiming Michel Trudeau died in a “freak avalanche“ while skiing in the Rocky Mountains.
Here’s what media did not report:
The death of Michel Trudeau, on Friday the 13th, in November 1998, occurred due to a freak accident in the Canadian Rocky Mountains at a time of year when snow packs are low, and avalanches are rare. An avalanche in the month of November is an unlikely event because snowpacks have not built up sufficiently to create conditions in which avalanches naturally occur.
Evan Manners, manager of theAvalanche Centre in Revelstoke, B.C., stated that “before the Trudeau death he had never heard of an avalanche pushing someone into the water who then drowned. It’s very rare,” he told the National Post shortly after the accident.
In an interesting coincidence that may not be a coincidence at all, Michel Trudeau was nearly killed on July 17th, 1998— five months previous to his actual death, when his motor vehicle was broadsided by another vehicle while he was driving in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.”
The alleged accident was so powerful that the truck Michel Trudeau was driving rolled over several times and was “a complete write off.”
Media reported at the time that the police carried out an “extensive search”– but the body of Michel Trudeau has never been found— a surprising event because the spot where he allegedly went under water is well known, and there were no reported currents in the lake that would carry the body away.
A person claiming to have been with young Trudeau on the ski trip informed CAP in 2021 that “the family chose to leave the body in the lake.” Quite. Holy Crow– this is a serious news story– one which has never permeated the general consciousness of Canadian society.
“Helicopters crews saw no sign of the youngest son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau during an aerial search Monday over the mountain lake where he is believed to have drowned.” Michel Trudeau died on the Friday of the previous week. Why did it take three days before the helicopter search occurred?
Likely it was that the body was beneath the surface of the lake. November in Revelstoke, BC is not known for balmy climates. In warm, shallow water, decomposition works quickly, surfacing a corpse within two or three days. Cold water slows decay, and people who drown in deep lakes, 30 metres or below, may never surface. The body of water is relatively small— it takes a mere 15-20 minutes to walk the length of the lake.
Michel Trudeau died on Friday the 13th, 1998. No report exists verifying that either of his parents travelled to the location of the drowning to view the situation for themselves. Why would they refrain from viewing the site of their son’s death?
A spokesman for Pierre Trudeau issued a statement saying Michel’s parents were “deeply saddened.” A statement from a “spokesman” for Pierre Trudeau? You mean to say this erudite ex-prime minister could not personally issue a statement regarding the death of his son?
The day after the death a matter-of-fact article from CBC News appeared:
“Police say 23-year-old Michel Trudeau was skiing with friends when an avalanche swept him into a lake known as Kokanee Lake. He is presumed to have drowned. Efforts to recover the body are being hampered by weather conditions. Five others from the group were rescued earlier today.”
Low-key and perfunctory, the announcement of the so-called drowning of Pierre Trudeau’s third son lacked an appropriate degree of emotion fitting for the child of a Canadian prime minister.
Fast-forward twenty-five years, and not one Canadian media outlet has done any form of follow-up regarding oddities surrounding the death of Michel Trudeau.