Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, Fifteenth Prime Minister of Canada, was a charismatic figure who, from the late 1960s until the mid-1980s, dominated the Canadian political scene and aroused passionate reactions. Whether one is a Trudeau admirer or a critic, few would dispute that Trudeau was a towering figure who helped redefine Canada. At a recent event at the Scarborough Civic Centre (Pierre Elliott Trudeau Memorial Library and Cultural Centre) commemorating on the seventh anniversary of Trudeau's passing, read the tribute to this legendary figure given by your Member of Parliament, the Honourable John McKay, P.C., M.P. (Scarborough-Guildwood).
Thank you for this opportunity to speak. As you know, I traveled to Sri Lanka with the Secretary of State, David Kilgour and our Sri Lanka desk at DFAIT, Glen Hodgins. We spent our time in Colombo and Batticaloa... I had never been to Sri Lanka and quickly I saw why it could be the jewel of the Indian Ocean . The hostilities in the country have prevented it from taking its proper place among the family of nations... (click above to continue)
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