Canada: Turner's Turn

Out front for Trudeau's job

Ever since John Turner abruptly resigned as Pierre Trudeau's Finance Minister in 1975 and gave up his seat in Parliament a few months later, Canadians have suspected that the photogenic Toronto lawyer was only waiting for the right moment to make his comeback. That opportunity came when Trudeau announced late last month that he was retiring after nearly 16 years as Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Party. Last week Turner, 54, announced his candidacy for the party leadership. Said he: "I have both the experience and the toughness to govern, tempered with compassion."


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