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Brian Mulroney

Martin Brian Mulroney, PC, CC, GOQ was the 18th Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993 and was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993. His tenure as Prime Minister was marked by the introduction of major economic reforms, such as the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and the Goods and Services Tax, and the rejection of constitutional reforms such as the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottetown Accord. Prior to his political career, he was a prominent lawyer and businessman in Montreal. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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The monarchy hurts Canada's standing in the world. It's time to let go
2014-07-01
As Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's foreign-policy adviser, I saw the high regard with which Canada was held in opposing apartheid in the eighties and in promoting German unification in the nineties, both against London's druthers. As Canadian ...
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Quebecor CEO Robert Dépatie resigns for health reasons
2014-04-28
“I wish to express the Board's full confidence in Pierre Dion, a highly talented and experienced manager,” Brian Mulroney, who serves as vice-chairman of the board of Quebecor and Quebecor Media, said in the statement. “He possesses in-depth knowledge ...
(Financial Post)
  1. Robert Depatie Announces Retirement for Health Reasons, Pierre Dion ...

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Brian Mulroney blamed Pierre Trudeau for undermining Meech Lake accord ...
2014-03-23
OTTAWA—Huddled with his cabinet colleagues as the Meech Lake constitutional accord collapsed, Brian Mulroney lashed out at Pierre Trudeau and other Liberals for engaging in “a colossal deceit and betrayal of the country,” newly released records say.
(Toronto Star)
  1. Mulroney castigated Trudeau over Meech, newly released cabinet records show
  2. Excerpts from 1990 cabinet meeting minutes about the Meech Lake accord
  3. Excerpts from minutes on Meech Lake accord

2013
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Former PM Brian Mulroney's house for sale
2013-09-20
Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's Westmount mansion was listed for sale last weekend for $7.9 million. The five-bedroom, five-bathroom home (with two more of each in the finished basement) comes with an outdoor pool, library and fenced-in yard.
(Ottawa Citizen)
  1. Brian Mulroney's Mansion In Wealthy Montreal Suburb For Sale (PHOTOS)
  2. Mulroneys' Westmount home on sale for $7.9 million

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Andrew Cohen: The listless Conservatives at midterm
2013-05-15
Brian Mulroney embraced free trade and introduced the Goods and Services Tax. Jean Chrétien eliminated the deficit and passed the Clarity Act. Stephen Harper? Oh, he lowered taxes. He made the public service more accountable. He strengthened the ...
(Victoria Times Colonist)

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    Stoker: All in the Family
    2013-03-01
    The result is one of the most beautifully directed bad movies I've seen since the immortal Brian De Palma trifecta of Snake Eyes, Mission to Mars and Femme Fatale (known unofficially as De Palma's Trilogy of Awesome Awfulness). ... Miller's narrative ...
    (Television Without Pity)

      2012
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      Canada struggles for concrete action in Rio
      2012-06-17
      RON POLING Oceanographer Jacques Cousteau and then Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney chat following Mulroney's speech at the Earth Summit in ...
      (MetroNews Canada)
      1. Massive 20th anniversary of Earth Summit struggles to find its meaning
      2. Anniversary of Earth Summit struggles to find meaning
      3. How to save the planet — in 10 not-so-easy steps

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      National Roundtable on Environment and Economy eliminated for pushing a carbon ...
      2012-05-14
      Baird said the National Roundtable on the Environment and Economy — created by former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in 1988 — had committed the offence of pushing Ottawa to implement a carbon tax as a way to encourage industry to cut greenhouse gas ...
      (Toronto Star)
      1. John Baird happily admits Tories didn't like axed environment watchdog's advice
      2. The Commons: John Baird saves your family
      3. Baird admits Tories cut funding to NRTEE scientists to silence opinions

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      Food tax: Adding GST to food will benefit the poor, economists say
      2012-02-24
      When the GST was first proposed more than two decades ago, the Brian Mulroney government eventually backed off on the idea of taxing food because of the huge public uproar. The research suggests Ottawa and the provinces are losing $8 billion a year in ...
      (Toronto Star)

        2011
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        Japan says sorry – at last
        2011-12-08
        In 1988, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney made a full apology in Parliament to Japanese-Canadians who were interned during the Second World War and set up a compensation fund for survivors. Japan certainly hasn't forgotten that: on Monday, Mulroney ...
        (Toronto Star)
        1. We're sorry, Japanese government tells Canadian POWs
        2. Canada Should Forgive Japan, But Never Forget

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        New Cabinet (14)
        2011-05-19
        Nine new faces join old-guard cabinet (The Simcoe Reformer)
        New Tory cabinet is larger, more diverse (Dose)
        Cabinet costs soar, new salaries and perks total $9M (CTV.ca)
        Excerpt: Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled his first majority cabinet Wednesday, an historically large club that includes 10 women, the first Innu minister, most of the old guard, a Mulroney-era blast from the past, a few surprises and some... (Read article)

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        New Faces Join Old Guard (4)
        2011-05-19
        Nine new faces join old guard (Portage Daily Graphic, Portage Daily Graphic, Portage Daily Graphic, Central Plains Herald-Leader)
        Excerpt: OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled his first majority cabinet Wednesday, an historically large club that includes 10 women, the first Innu minister, most of the old guard, a Mulroney-era blast from the past, a few surprises and some... (Read article)