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Behind the scenes at the 1984 Liberal leadership convention

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.

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A behind-the-scenes look at the drama and bitterness behind John Turner's win at the 1984 Liberal leadership convention.

Medium: Television
Program: The Journal
Broadcast Date: June 18, 1984
Guests: Lloyd Axworthy, Iona Campagnolo, Jean Chrétien, Ivan Fleischman, Jerry Grafstein, Bryce Mackasey, John Munro, Andre Ouillet, John Ray, John Roberts, John Turner
Reporter: Keith Morrison
Duration: 19:19

Last updated: February 11, 2015

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