The Economic Club of Canada

The Economic Club of Canada

June 18, 2012 06:00 ET

Canada's 17th Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. John N Turner, PC CC QC, to Address Economic Club

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 18, 2012) - A political biography extraordinaire, Elusive Destiny reveals the inner workings of Liberal Party politics in their heyday as charted through the meteoric rise and fall of John Napier Turner. Drawing on extensive interviews, including several with John Turner himself, this engrossing work highlights Turner's time as Minister of Justice and Finance, exposing his deep clashes with Trudeau over language rights, social spending, and Quebec. Perhaps the book's greatest achievement is that it answers one of the prevailing mysteries of Canadian politics: how did the Liberal Party's star apprentice of the 1970's fail to resonate with Canadians in the 1980's and go down to defeat.

Event to be moderated by Canada's 21st Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. Paul Martin PC CC.

A number of Liberals from across Canada will be in attendance.

WHO: Rt. Hon. John Napier Turner, PC CC QC
17th Prime Minister of Canada
WHAT: Address to the Economic Club of Canada
"Examining Five Decades in Politics"
DATE: Monday, June 18th, 2012
TIME: 11:45 am-1:30 pm
WHERE: The Queen Elizabeth Hotel
900 René Lévesque Blvd. West
Montreal, QC

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