Bombstar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 795 times:
For those of you who don't know
Pierre Trudeau was a former canadian prime minister
He died of cancer and parkinsons disease in montreal
Trudeau was one of our greatest prime ministers, like our version of JFK
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 785 times:
Trudeau was still the Prime Minister of Canada when I was a very young child. I remember wondering if he was the guy who cartooned "Doonesbury." (Ahh, the innocence of childhood.)
One of the things I admire the man for the most is he worked for national unity despite the reputation of a lot of politicians from Quebec. As an American from the outside this was very honorable.
Polaris From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 months 5 days ago) and read 764 times:
Yes, Canada mourns the passing of former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. He was Prime Minister for most of the period 1968-1984. He believed in a just society. He believed in reason over passion. He believed that government had no place in the bedrooms of the nation. He believed Canada's policies should be independent of either the UK or the US. He was an individual with a vision, style and class. When a journalist asked about his divorce, Trudeau said that a gentleman doesn't answer such questions nor does a gentleman ask such questions. He appreciated Canada's outdoors and wilderness. He accepted and learned from all cultures.
His youngest son died in an avalanche a couple of years ago. The body was never recovered and lies somewhere in a lake in BC (British Columbia). Trudeau took this quite hard and was never the same after that tragic incident.