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date: 24 October 2020

Trudeau, Rt Hon. Pierre Elliottfree

CC 1985; CH 1984; PC (Can.); QC (Can.) 1969; FRSC

Born 18 Oct. 1919; s of Charles-Emile Trudeau and Grace Elliott; m 1971, Margaret Joan (marr. diss. 1984), d of late James Sinclair and of Kathleen Bernard; two s(and one sdecd); died 28 Sept. 2000

Prime Minister of Canada, 1968–79 and 1980–84; Leader of Liberal Party of Canada, 1968–84; Senior Consultant, Heenan Blaikie, since 1984


Jean-de-Brébeuf College, Montreal; University of Montreal; Harvard University; Ecole des Sciences Politiques, Paris; London School of Economics (Hon. Fellow, 1969). Called to the Bar: Quebec, 1944; Ontario, 1967; practised law, Quebec; co-founder of review Cité Libre; Associate Professor of Law, University of Montreal, 1961–65. MP (L) Mount Royal, Montreal, 1965–84. Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister, Jan. 1966–April 1967; Minister of Justice and Attorney General, April 1967–July 1968; Leader of the Opposition, 1979. Founding Member, Montreal Civil Liberties Union. Freeman of City of London, 1975. Hon. Dean, Faculty of Law, Univ. of Poitiers, 1975. Hon. degrees and awards from many universities in Canada, US, Japan, Macau


La Grève de l’Amiante, 1956; (with Jacques Hébert) Deux Innocents en Chine Rouge, 1961 (Two Innocents in Red China, 1969); Le Fédéralisme et la Société canadienne-française, 1968 (Federalism and the French Canadians, 1968); Réponses, 1968; Memoirs, 1993; (with Ivan Head) The Canadian Way: shaping Canada’s foreign policy 1968–84, 1995; Against the Current, 1996


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