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John Turner: A most unusual politician

Longtime Turner confidants discuss his love of classical music, his need to please and his extreme, overriding caution.

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Digital Archives - John Turner: Free trade, 10 years laterFeb 11, 1999 | 22:26Digital Archives John Turner: Free trade, 10 years later Audio
Digital Archives John Turner: Free trade, 10 years later Feb 11, 1999 | 22:26A decade after it was approved, Turner tells Michael Enright that free trade has done little to improve Canada's economy.
Digital Archives - John Turner on 'the fight of my life'Jun 18, 1990 | 17:33Digital Archives John Turner on 'the fight of my life' Audio
Digital Archives John Turner on 'the fight of my life' Jun 18, 1990 | 17:33Outgoing Liberal party leader John Turner looks at the highs and lows of his political career, including his strong opposition to the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.
Digital Archives - The Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement takes effectJan 1, 1989 | 3:20Digital Archives The Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement takes effect Video
Digital Archives The Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement takes effect Jan 1, 1989 | 3:20A year after the official documents are signed, the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement finally comes into effect.
Digital Archives - Mulroney battles Turner on free trade in 1988Oct 25, 1988 | 4:36Digital Archives Mulroney battles Turner on free trade in 1988 Video
Digital Archives Mulroney battles Turner on free trade in 1988 Oct 25, 1988 | 4:36An invigorated John Turner takes on Brian Mulroney over his controversial free trade deal with the U.S.
Digital Archives - John Turner: 'Written with acid'Sep 9, 1988 | 2:35Digital Archives John Turner: 'Written with acid' Video
Digital Archives John Turner: 'Written with acid' Sep 9, 1988 | 2:35A 1988 exposé on Turner raises controversial questions about the man and the politician.
Digital Archives - John Turner attempts to block free trade dealJul 20, 1988 | 5:25Digital Archives John Turner attempts to block free trade deal Video
Digital Archives John Turner attempts to block free trade deal Jul 20, 1988 | 5:25Turner defends his move to ask the Liberal-dominated Senate to block Brian Mulroney's free trade deal.
Digital Archives - John Turner: 'How could it get so bad?'May 1, 1988 | 9:38Digital Archives John Turner: 'How could it get so bad?' Video
Digital Archives John Turner: 'How could it get so bad?' May 1, 1988 | 9:38John Turner faces some tough questions about his 1988 leadership woes from Peter Mansbridge.
Digital Archives - John Turner: 'I had no option'Jul 25, 1984 | 3:58Digital Archives John Turner: 'I had no option' Video
Digital Archives John Turner: 'I had no option' Jul 25, 1984 | 3:58Brian Mulroney and John Turner cross swords in a pivotal debate during the 1984 election campaign.
Digital Archives - John Turner: Explaining the Turner touchJul 23, 1984 | 7:43Digital Archives John Turner: Explaining the Turner touch Audio
Digital Archives John Turner: Explaining the Turner touch Jul 23, 1984 | 7:43A prominent Liberal and a women's rights activist react to Turner's "proclivity for patting posteriors."
Digital Archives - John Turner: 'A very tactile politician'Jul 20, 1984 | 2:13Digital Archives John Turner: 'A very tactile politician' Video
Digital Archives John Turner: 'A very tactile politician' Jul 20, 1984 | 2:13Turner's hands-on approach during the 1984 federal election campaign draws fire and raises questions.
Digital Archives - Prime Minister John TurnerJun 25, 1984 | 6:00Digital Archives Prime Minister John Turner Video
Digital Archives Prime Minister John Turner Jun 25, 1984 | 6:00After close to a decade of self-imposed exile, Turner the lawyer returns to public life to claim the title of Liberal leader – and prime minister.
Digital Archives - Prime Minister John Turner: King of the HillJun 18, 1984 | 2:45Digital Archives Prime Minister John Turner: King of the Hill Video
Digital Archives Prime Minister John Turner: King of the Hill Jun 18, 1984 | 2:45After nearly two decades, and eight years in exile, Turner returns to Ottawa as Prime Minister.
Digital Archives - Behind the scenes at the 1984 Liberal leadership conventionJun 18, 1984 | 19:20Digital Archives Behind the scenes at the 1984 Liberal leadership convention Video
Digital Archives Behind the scenes at the 1984 Liberal leadership convention Jun 18, 1984 | 19:20A behind-the-scenes look at the drama and bitterness behind John Turner's win at the 1984 Liberal leadership convention.
Digital Archives - John Turner: Destiny and determination to leadJun 16, 1984 | 1:44Digital Archives John Turner: Destiny and determination to lead Video
Digital Archives John Turner: Destiny and determination to lead Jun 16, 1984 | 1:44How the handsome, British-born Turner leapt from early adversity to national attention in the 1950s.
Digital Archives - John Turner: A most unusual politicianJun 3, 1984 | 3:05Digital Archives John Turner: A most unusual politician Audio
Digital Archives John Turner: A most unusual politician Jun 3, 1984 | 3:05Longtime Turner confidants discuss his love of classical music, his need to please and his extreme, overriding caution.

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