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Pierre Trudeau

An Inch and Hour

Day For Night, 1994


Pierre Trudeau became the 15th Prime Minister of Canada when he was elected in 1968. Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliot Trudeau was born on Oct. 18, 1919, in Montreal, Quebec. He served as Prime Minister from 1968 to 1979, at which point he was defeated by Joe Clark's Conservatives. He took office again in 1980 and stayed as P.M. until 1984, when he retired. When he took over as P.M. from Lester B. Pearson, who resigned (1968), he was hailed "the man for today." 

The biggest problem Trudeau had to deal with was the Front de liberation du Quebec (FLQ) Crisis. The group of terrorists wanted sovereignty for Quebec so badly that they kidnapped a British cabinet Minister, and muredered a Quebec cabinet Minister.

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