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Pierre Trudeau on Trudeaumania

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After retiring as prime minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau grants very few interviews and leads a reclusive existence. He spends most of his time at his Montreal home or his office at Heenan Blaikie law firm. Trudeau's former wife Margaret once said he is "destined for eternal solitude." The CBC documentary Memoirs captures a rare Trudeau interview, in which he talks about the Trudeaumania days.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: Jan. 16, 1994
Guest(s): Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Narrator: Brian Mckenna
Duration: 2:14

Did You know?


• Trudeau's popularity declined considerably during his term in the 1980s. His National Energy Policy especially angered Alberta's prosperous oil purveyors.
• After a pensive walk during a snowstorm, Trudeau retired from politics on June 30, 1984. • Less than two months before his death, Trudeau went on a wilderness retreat with old friends and his son Sasha.

• Trudeau died at the age of 80 on Sept. 28, 2000. He suffered from Parkinson's disease, prostate cancer and a severe bought of pneumonia.


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