Canada

Reflections on Pierre Trudeau

Reflections on Pierre Trudeau

Reflections on Pierre Trudeau

Reflections on Pierre Trudeau

Reflections on Pierre Trudeau

October 5, 2000
October 2000
Reflections on Pierre Trudeau
Pierre Trudeau, who died last week, was well served by an engaging obituary in the New York Times written by Mike Kaufman, who covered Canada a couple of decades ago while I covered it for the Los Angeles Times. Trudeau was prime minister then and his style, pronouncements, policies and antics dominated our stories in those days. Mike's obituary delineates Trudeau's greatness as a leader, his dominance in elections, his sophistication and wit, and his mastery of both French and English Canadian cultures. The admiring account was written with care and superb craftsmanship...

Taking Quebec Seriously

Taking Quebec Seriously

Taking Quebec Seriously

Taking Quebec Seriously

Taking Quebec Seriously

April 28, 1979
April 1979
Taking Quebec Seriously
Focuses on general elections scheduled to be held in Canada in May 1979 while discussing chief executive officer of Quebec René Lévesque's promise to his province for a referendum on separation after the elections. Confusion among Canadians regarding Lévesque's promise; Possibility of victory of Lévesque in the elections; Discussion on a sovereignty-association proposed by Lévesque.