The Right Honourable Martin Brian Mulroney 1984-1993 Progressive Conservative

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The Right Honourable

Martin Brian Mulroney


Progressive Conservative

"Throughout our history, trade has been critical to Canada's livelihood. Now, almost one third of what we produce is exported. Few countries in the world are so dependent on trade. This trend ultimately threatens the jobs of many Canadians and the living standards of the nation as a whole. We must confront this threat. We must reverse this trend. To do so, we need a better, a fairer, and a more predictable trade relationship with the United States. At stake are more than two million jobs which depend directly on Canadian access to the U.S. market." Brian Mulroney, 1985

Private Life

· Born: March 20, 1939, Baie-Comeau, Québec.

· Education: St. Francis Xavier University, B.A., 1959; Laval University, LL.L., 1964.

o Mulroney became involved in politics during his university days and joined the Conservative Party. He campaigned for the Tories in Nova Scotia in 1956.

o Served as prime minister of St. Francis of Xavier's model of Canadian parliament.

o Elected as the Vice-President of the Conservative Students' Federation while at Laval.

o By 1961, Mulroney was a student advisor to Prime Minister John Diefenbaker.

· Marriage: Mila Pivnicki (1953-____) in 1973.

o One daughter and three sons.

· Called to the Quebec Bar, 1965.

· Member of the Cliche Commission of Inquiry, 1974-1975.

o The Commission was set up by Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa in 1974 to investigate the Quebec construction industry.

o The Commission discovered unprecedented violence and corruption, and, because of the scathing report that resulted, Mulroney became very well-known in Quebec.

· Vice-President of the Iron Ore Company, 1976-1977.

· President of the Iron Ore Company, 1977-1983.

· Author.

· Died: ____

Political Career

Did You Know?Mulroney was a great fan of former Prime Minister John...