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Trudeau supports miners in the 1957 Murdochville strike

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."

Copper miners at Murdochville get vocal support from Trudeau.
Medium: Television
Program: Newsmagazine
Broadcast Date: Aug. 25, 1957
Guest(s): Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Duration: 1:03

Last updated: March 12, 2013

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