Video: Margaret Trudeau on 1973 trip to China

Behind the scenes of the China mission — 40 years ago

In 1973, Margaret Trudeau was 25 years old and seven months pregnant when she joined husband Pierre on a landmark trip to China–the first official visit by a Canadian prime minister. The journey brought fresh eyes to the country–and worldwide interest in Canada’s first couple. Margaret can hardly forget it, 40 years later.