The Rt. Hon. John Turner, PC CC QP

The Rt. Hon. John Turner, PC CC QP

17th Prime Minister of Canada

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A Conversation with the Rt. Hon. John N. Turner, PC CC QC, 17th Prime Minister of Canada: Examining Five Decades in Politics

June 18, 2012
11:45 am - 1:30 pm

Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth
900 René-Lévesque Blvd, ouest, Montréal, Québec
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A political biography extraordinaire, Elusive Destiny reveals the inner workings of Liberal Party politics in their heyday as charted through the meteoric rise and fall of John Napier Turner. Drawing on extensive interviews, including several with John Turner himself, this engrossing work highlights Turner’s time as Minister of Justice and Finance, exposing his deep clashes with Trudeau over language rights, social spending, and Quebec. Perhaps the book’s greatest achievement is that it answers one of the prevailing mysteries of Canadian politics: how did the Liberal Party’s star apprentice of the 1970s fail to resonate with Canadians in the 1980’s and go down to defeat.

Event to be moderated by Canada's 21st Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. Paul Martin PC CC

Every Guest Will Receive A Copy of The Book "Elusive Destiny: The Political Vocation of John Napier Turner"
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Couvrant plus de cinq décennies, l'implication politique du Très Honorable John Turner est ce que l'on peut qualifier d'expérience unique. Faisant lumière sur les rouages du Parti libéral au cours de l’ère où le parti était au pouvoir, la biographie de Mr. Turner se veut un reflet de son engagement politique pendant plus de cinquante ans. 

Lors de cet évènement, m. Turner nous entretiendra sur les points saillants de sa carrière, notamment l'époque à laquelle il était ministre des Finances et de la Justice, son mandat en tant que premier ministre ainsi que les divisions internes du parti au niveau des droits linguistiques et des dépenses en programmes sociaux au Québec. Son allocution couvrira les thèmes généraux que l’on retrouve dans sa biographie, "Elusive Destiny".

La soirée sera animée par le 21ème premier ministre du Canada, le Très Honorable Paul Martin, PC CC 

Chaque invité recevra une copie du livre << Elusive Destiny: The Political Vocation of John Napier Turner >>




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