Pierre: Colleagues and Friends Talk about the Trudeau They by Nancy Southam

By Nancy Southam

While Pierre Elliott Trudeau died in 2000, the outpouring of emotion used to be impressive. hundreds of thousands of individuals throughout Canada — and around the world — mourned the lack of one in all our best top ministers, a guy who touched the hearts and challenged the minds of a country. during this booklet, Trudeau’s shut good friend Nancy Southam has collected greater than one hundred forty memories and anecdotal narratives from newshounds, former global leaders, politicians who battled and debated him, his sons’ pals, RCMP bodyguards, girlfriends, canoeing pals, and family employees. one of the members are luminaries as diversified as Conrad Black, Jean Chrétien, Leonard Cohen, John Kenneth Galbraith, Ivan Head, Jacques Hébert, Karen Kain, Margot Kidder, Harrison McCain, Toni Onley, Gordon Pinsent, Christopher Plummer, Roy Romanow, Ed Schreyer, and Barbra Streisand. With the blessing of his sons, Justin and Sacha, Southam has prepare a remarkably obvious account of a deeply inner most person who is humorous, sincere, affectionate, and illuminating.

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Bourassa and his Liberal Party were, in early 1993, reconsidering their 1988 legislation (Bill 178) which required all outside commercial signs to be in French onlytheir application of the famous 'notwithstanding' clause (see Edwards, in press-a) had a five-year term, a term ending on 22 December 1993. A survey conducted by the Centre de recherches sur l'opinion publique (CROP) now showed that 68% of Quebeckers (and, more importantly, 64% of francophone Quebeckers) were in favour of easing the restriction and of permitting bilingual signs.

ISBN 1-85359-354-0 (hbk) Multilingual Matters Ltd UK: Frankfurt Lodge, Clevedon Hall, Victoria Road, Clevedon, Avon BS21 7SJ. USA: 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007, USA. O. Box 6025, 95 Gilles Street, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia. Copyright © 1996 Sue Wright and the authors of individual articles. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the publisher. Printed and bound in Great Britain by Short Run Press.

Stéphane Dion, however, a political scientist at the University of Montreal, argued that as the deadline (the referendum) approached, support for separatism would decline. Quebeckers were currently able, as in the past, to think of sovereignty as a form of autonomy within Canada; but, the realisation that this option is no longer on offer from the PQ would increasingly weaken resolve to make the ultimate act of severance. Indeed, Dion claimed that harping on sovereignty might be costly for the PQ in the provincial election itself.

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