CANADA: A Softy Says Farewell

Trudeau resigns as Liberal Party leader

Since his party was turned out of office by Joe Clark's Progressive Conservatives six months ago, Pierre Elliott Trudeau has rarely sported a boutonniere. But as he addressed the weekly caucus of Liberal Party M.P.s in Ottawa last week, a bright yellow rose was attached to his lapel. In a halting voice, Trudeau began to read from a prepared statement: "I am announcing today that after spending nearly twelve years as leader of the Liberal Party, I am stepping down." Then he broke down in tears, explaining:...

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