CBC Digital Archives

John Turner writes his resignation

From track star to Rhodes Scholar, destiny seemed to have paved a golden path for John Napier Turner. Born with good looks and charisma to spare, the bilingual lawyer entered politics in the 1960s touted as Canada's answer to John F. Kennedy. But it would take more than two decades and a self-imposed political exile before he would have a chance to claim his crown as prime minister.

Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau responds to the enigmatic resignation of his finance minister John Turner.
Medium: Radio
Program: Sunday Magazine
Broadcast Date: Nov. 14, 1975
Guest(s): Pierre Elliott Trudeau, John Turner
Host: Bob Oxley, George Rich
Duration: 6:24

Last updated: March 12, 2013

Page consulted on December 5, 2013

All Clips from this Topic

Related Content

1977: Question Period goes live

Question Period from the House of Commons is broadcast live on TV for the first time.

Trudeaumania: A Swinger for Prime Minister

In 1968, a swinger ran for prime minister. Canadians had never before seen anyone like Pierre ...

Trudeau's Omnibus Bill: Challenging Canadian ...

"There's no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation." Those unforgettable words made...

Actor Colm Feore on playing Trudeau

Actor Colm Feore discusses his upcoming role as Trudeau in the CBC miniseries based on the pol...

Free Trade: Deal of the decade

The implication of the historic Free Trade Agreement 10 years later.

'Trudeau's children'

MuchMusic VJ Monika Deol talks about what her idol Trudeau meant to her, growing up as an immi...