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Thursday, April 20, 2006

38-years later.

Thirty-Eight years ago today, Pierre Elliot Trudeau became Prime Minister of Canada after suceeding Lester Pearson as leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmm... makes sense that such a disaster would take place on 4-20, in the same grand spirit as Columbine and Waco. Anyone got some weed?

Werner Patels said...

If I could, I'd dig him up and kill him again.

Red Tory said...

Mean crowd...

iBrett said...

Those were the days. Sigh.

ottlib said...

Mean crowd indeed.

Probably because his legacy will probably withstand the test of time while the legacy of his successors will fade to dust.

Brian Mulroney will be forgotten.

Jean Chretien may be remembered for his inaction during the '95 referendum but I would think that is not what you want to be remembered for. Otherwise he is forgetable as well.

Paul Martin, should be remembered for his successful fight against the deficit but no one ever remembers finance ministers, unless they ask such silly questions as "What's a million dollars?" Otherwise he will be forgotten.

Stephen Harper, remains to be seen but unless he comes up with more than the "five priorities" he will be a footnote to a footnote in history.

Anonymous said...

"If I could, I'd dig him up and kill him again."

murder? that's civilized.

WillBlog said...

Well, I certainly agree that no one will forget him.

I certainly won't.

Anonymous said...

I would like to clone Pierre Trudeau and unleash 100,000 on the West... MUWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH!

jmk said...

Anybody remember the "Fuddle Duddle" episode? (I had a badge)

Biff said...

Gotta agree with Ottlib that Trudeau's legacy "will probably withstand the test of time". Huge debts and deficits, high taxes, constitutional mess, many regions alienated from eachother, National Energy Program.

Certainly hard to forget Trudeau, but thank God he's gone.

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