An Unusual Country: Canada's Brian Mulroney

Tired and hoarse, but visibly elated from his election-night triumph, the Prime Minister-elect left his home town of Bale Comeau the next day aboard Manicougan I, the Boeing 727 that served as his traveling campaign headquarters. As the plane sped west toward Ottawa, TIME Correspondent Marcia Ganger talked with Mulroney about the campaign, the economy and his vision for Canada's future.

On the Campaign. It was 53 days long. The hardest part is to get up every morning and put in a 19-hour day and do it with efficiency and good humor and not get too alarmed if your staff makes mistakes...

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