Axworthy, Tom

Tom Axworthy was born May 23, 1947; he hails from the Canadian Prairies, and presently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Tom remembers that he did not come from a strongly political family, but the fact is that he and his brother Lloyd would go on to be very politically involved throughout their lives.  Tom attributes this to a new generation of politicians who came along when he was young, notably Kennedy and Trudeau, the latter of which Tom ended up working for and advising during Trudeau’s tenure as PM.  Tom met with Crestwood students and teachers in September 2021, just after the federal election.  He shared his insights on political history and culture, as well as his own life in the political spotlight.