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Pierre Trudeau: Goodbye again

He slid down banisters, dated movie stars and wore a red rose in his lapel. Pierre Elliott Trudeau is arguably the most charismatic prime minister in Canada's history. But he was more than just charisma – Trudeau helped shape Canada with his vision of a unified, bilingual, multicultural "just society." Throughout his 16 years as prime minister, he faced some heavy criticism. But when Trudeau died on Sept. 28, 2000, the nation mourned the man who, in the words of one biographer, "haunts us still."

At Question Period in the House of Commons, colleagues bid farewell to Trudeau with a few laughs.
Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: March 5, 1984
Guest(s): Joe Clark, Stanley Knowles, Allan MacEachen, Brian Mulroney, Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Host: Paul Soles
Duration: 4:28

Last updated: August 1, 2013

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