Canada: A Stroll, a Sauna and au Revoir

The West's senior statesman calls it quits

After a solitary late-night hike last week through Ottawa's worst snowstorm in four years, Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 64, trudged home, took a sauna and "just made up my mind." Without bothering to notify the press or his own Members of Parliament, he coolly penned a resignation letter to the president of his ruling Liberal Party, Iona Campagnolo. Serving as Liberal leader, he wrote, "had been one of the joys of my life, but I now feel this is the appropriate time for someone...

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