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Allan J. MacEachen

Allan J. MacEachen.jpgThe Honourable Allan J. MacEachen served under five different prime ministers over a career in politics that spanned 39 years.

He held many different cabinet positions, including labour; health & welfare; external affairs; & finance. He was Pierre Trudeau's right-hand man as the first-ever Deputy Prime Minister of Canada. After he left the House of Commons, he took over as leader of the Liberals in the Senate.

Allan J. MacEachen is now in his 89th year.

As you listen to the interview, keep in mind that he's had two strokes, which sometimes affect his speech.

Steve Sutherland met Allan J. in his living room at Lake Ainslie - which, by the way, is covered wall-to-wall with tartan carpet.

Allan J. MacEachen  (runs 15:26)

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