1968-1979 and 1980-1984 Liberal . PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU. “TRUDEAUMANIA”. 48 years old, unwed and much younger than most politicians of the time brought youthfulness and promise of change. Trudeau as Minister of Justice.
The act entailed:
Largest organized labour protest in North American history led by Labour Council on Oct 14, 1976 – more than 1 million workers walked off their jobs
Canada’s oil reserves had been under control of US corporations thus most of the profits went to US
Three Main Objectives:
Wanted to eliminate “Indian” as a distinct legal status in hopes of achieving greater equality
Trudeau believed that all aspects of Canada’s foreign and defense policy must firstly serve the country’s national interests.
August 30, 1983 Soviets shot down Korean Airlines Boeing 747 -10 Canadians died.
Trudeau wanted to take action!
Sept. 21, 1983- went to 23 heads of states and wanted to spread the world that “world leaders had an obligation to urge the superpowers to back off.”
Purpose-reduce Cold War tensions, Reduce nuclear arms by asking help from other countries.
Kinsman, Jeremy. "Who Is My Neighbour? Trudeau and Foreign Policy." N.p., Aug. 2002. Web. 25 Mar. 2013.