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'Trudeau's children'

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."

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MuchMusic VJ Monika Deol talks about what her idol Trudeau meant to her, growing up as an immigrant Canadian.
Medium: Radio
Program: Sunday Morning
Broadcast Date: Nov. 21, 1993
Guest(s): Monika Deol
Reporter: Carolyn Jack
Duration: 7:07

Last updated: August 1, 2013

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