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A Liberal since student days, he served in Parliament from to No ivory tower academic, he. Story continues below advertisement English takes a broad approach, devoting nearly as much scrutiny to Trudeau's personal life as to his political one.
He examines Trudeau's close relationship to his mother, Grace Elliott, and his tempestuous marriage to Margaret Sinclair. And did I mention the love letters? They provide the most striking revelation of this second volume, which takes Trudeau from his capture of the Liberal leadership on April 6,to his funeral in October, Trudeau had remained a virgin until his mids, inhibited by his eight years of indoctrination as a student of the Jesuits.
Review: Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau 1968-2000, by John English
But when he broke free, how he made up for lost time. We glimpse what is to come on the very evening of Trudeau's convention victory. We didn't know that his secret life, with the connivance of his RCMP guards, included clandestine trysts with a series of women at 24 Sussex and Harrington Lake. Unlike John Kennedy, he pursued more than a quick fix, engaging deeply with his conquests, sometimes over many years.
It seems that only with women - first his mother, then all the others - could he truly reveal himself unguarded. Trudeau's first election campaign was truly a love affair with Canada. After the dreary Diefenbaker and Pearson years of quarrels and scandals, suddenly politics came alive, glamorous - and mattered. Canada seemed poised for a golden age.
The youth responded with Trudeaumania. Story continues below advertisement Story continues below advertisement English spins well the tale of that enchanted season, and the torrent of lows and highs that cascaded afterward. He did due diligence, interviewing the story's principal characters and guiding his students' research on Trudeau. From both private and published sources, he culled anecdotes that spice the account and relieve sometimes dry explanations of policy.
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A period of high drama began on Oct. His aides and strategists argued persuasively that all the stars were aligned for a Liberal victory and worried that circumstances might not be so propitious the following year. But Trudeau rejected their advice. English says senior aides reported that the prime minister was "unusually and extraordinarily unpredictable" during that period.
And he concludes that Trudeau, his personal life in turmoil due to the dissolution of his marriage earlier that year, simply couldn't summon the necessary concentration.
He maintained an impressive silence about his private life, resisted those who called him to the political stage for his greatest performance and gathered his resources to fight another day. Clark won, though his minority government wouldn't last a year. Margaret, since diagnosed as bi-polar, was photographed dancing with abandon at a swish New York night club the night her ex-husband went down to defeat. English recounts in painful detail Trudeau's resentment and bitterness after his marriage collapsed, including his initial refusal to give Margaret any money once they formally separated.
That led to a scuffle at one point, in which she "tried to scratch out his eyes" and Trudeau, a brown belt in judo, pinned his screaming ex-wife to the ground — broken up only when their three young sons came running into the room and implored their father not to hurt her. Yet, Trudeau apparently craved the society of women and a parade of beauties quickly replaced Margaret.
As the new leader of the governing Liberals, Trudeau was sworn in as Prime Minister two weeks later on April Prime Minister, —74[ edit ] Trudeau soon called an election, for June His election campaign benefited from an unprecedented wave of personal popularity called " Trudeaumania ",    which saw Trudeau mobbed by throngs of youths.
As a candidate Trudeau espoused participatory democracy as a means of making Canada a " Just Society ". He defended vigorously the newly implemented universal health care and regional development programmes, as well as the recent reforms found in the Omnibus bill. On the eve of the election, during the annual Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day parade in Montreal, rioting Quebec sovereignists threw rocks and bottles at the grandstand where Trudeau was seated, chanting "Trudeau au poteau! Rejecting the pleas of his aides that he take cover, Trudeau stayed in his seat, facing the rioters, without any sign of fear.
The image of the defiant Prime Minister impressed the public, and he handily won the election the next day.
This statement recognized that while Canada was a country of two official languages, it recognized a plurality of cultures — "a multicultural policy within a bilingual framework".
The statement proposed the general assimilation of First Nations into the Canadian body politic through the elimination of the Indian Act and Indian statusthe parcelling of reserve land to private owners, and the elimination of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs.
Trudeau, with the acquiescence of Premier of Quebec Robert Bourassaresponded by invoking the War Measures Act which gave the government sweeping powers of arrest and detention without trial.
Trudeau presented a determined public stance during the crisis, answering the question of how far he would go to stop the violence by saying " Just watch me ". Laporte was found dead on October 17 in the trunk of a car. The cause of his death is still debated. Bennett to attempt to finally patriate the Canadian constitution.
He established Canadian diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China, before the United States did, and went on an official visit to Beijing. He was known as a friend of Fidel Castrothe leader of Cuba. Trudeau was the first world leader to meet John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono on their "tour for world peace ". Lennon said, after talking with Trudeau for 50 minutes, that Trudeau was "a beautiful person" and that "if all politicians were like Pierre Trudeau, there would be world peace".
President Richard Nixon on April 14, In the federal election ofthe Liberals won a minority government, with the New Democratic Party led by David Lewis holding the balance of power. Requiring NDP support to continue, the government would move to the political left, including the creation of Petro-Canada. Stanfield proposed the immediate introduction of wage and price controls to help end the increasing inflation Canada was currently facing.
Trudeau mocked the proposal, saying to a newspaper reporter that it was the equivalent of a magician saying "Zap! You're frozen", and instead promoted a variety of small tax cuts to curb inflation. The Liberals won no seats in Alberta, though, where Peter Lougheed was a vociferous opponent of Trudeau's budget. The breadth of the legislation, which touched on many powers traditionally considered the purview of the provinces, prompted a Supreme Court reference that only upheld the legislation as an emergency requiring Federal intervention under the British North America Act.
During the annual Christmas interview with CTVTrudeau discussed the economy, citing market failures and stating that more state intervention would be necessary. However, the academic wording and hypothetical solutions posed during the complex discussion led much of the public to believe he had declared capitalism itself a failure, creating a lasting distrust among increasingly neoliberal business leaders.The Return of Pierre Trudeau, "This is the single most difficult decision I've ever made", 1979
After a rise in the polls after the rejection of the Victoria Charter, the Quebec Liberals had taken a more confrontational approach with the Federal government on the constitution, French language lawsand the language of air traffic control in Quebec.