Saturday, July 20, 2024

Former Canadian PM Brian Mulroney dies at 84

Montreal: Brian Mulroney, the former Prime Minister of Canada known for his pivotal role in negotiating a free trade deal with the United States, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 84. The news was shared by his daughter, Caroline Mulroney, on the social media platform X.

Despite Mulroney’s achievements, his legacy was overshadowed by revelations of improper business dealings with an arms dealer. The former prime minister, who served from 1984 to 1993, played a key role in leading the center-right Progressive Conservatives to a historic victory over Pierre Trudeau’s Liberals in 1984.

Caroline Mulroney revealed that her father had undergone a heart procedure in August and had received treatment for prostate cancer in the previous year, as mentioned in a social media post in late August 2023.

Brian Mulroney’s contributions to Canadian politics and his impact on international trade will be remembered as part of the country’s political history. The news of his passing marks the end of an era for Canada and prompts reflection on the complexities of his political journey.

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