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Pierre Trudeau’s Washington Press Club speech

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Pierre Trudeau utters his famous quote about living next to the U.S.: it's like "sleeping with an elephant."

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News Special
Broadcast Date: March 25, 1969
Guest(s): Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Duration: 2:02

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