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Conversations with John Turner

This title is a part of the series Conversations with Canada's Prime Ministers

Catalogue Number:  CTV720
Producer:  CTV
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, History, Politics, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Running Time:  28

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John Turner was born in Richmond, Surrey (England) on June 7, 1929. Before becoming Prime Minister he held several senior cabinet posts throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s with the Trudeau government. In 1970, as Minister of Justice, he amended the Criminal Code of Canada making improvements in hate propaganda laws. John Turner was Prime Minister from June 30, 1984 - September 17, 1984. In this segment, John Turner is asked several questions from a panel of journalists regarding his term as Prime Minister. Some key points touched on in the interview include gaining trust from Canadian voters and the issue of public debt.

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