Canada Prime Minister Pierre E. Trudeau autograph

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Nice autograph from former Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau on official french Prime Minister business card: 'Le Premier Ministre du Canada'.

His son is the current Prime Minister.

 

Pierre Elliott Trudeau, PC, CC, prime minister of Canada 1968–79 and 1980–84, politician, writer, constitutional lawyer, (born 18 October 1919 in Montréal; died 28 September 2000 in Montréal). A charismatic and controversial figure, Trudeau was arguably Canada’s best-known politician, both at home and abroad. He was instrumental in negotiating Canada’s constitutional independence from the British Parliament and establishing a new Canadian Constitution with an entrenched Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Trudeau also brought in the Official Languages Act in 1969, making Canada officially bilingual. While he played an important role in defeating the Quebec sovereignist movement of the 1970s and 1980s, his federalist stance as well as his language and economic policies alienated many in Canada, particularly in the western provinces.

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