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Introduction
Alone at the Top
The Path to Power
Leading Canada
Private Life
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John Napier Turner.

Quick Facts

1929 -    

Term(s) of Office:
June 30, 1984 - September 17, 1984

Born

  • June 7, 1929, Richmond, Surrey, England
  • Emigrated to Canada in 1932

Education

  • University of British Columbia, B.A. 1949
  • Oxford University, Rhodes Scholar, B.A. Jurisprudence, 1951, B.C.L. 1952, M.A. 1957
  • University of Paris 1952 - 1953

Personal Life

  • Married 1963, Geills McCrae Kilgour (b. 1937)
  • One daughter, three sons

Occupations

  • Lawyer (called to the Quebec Bar in 1954, to the Ontario Bar in 1968)
  • 1976 - 1984 Practised law in Toronto
  • Currently practising law

Political Party

  • Liberal
  • 1984 - 1990 Party Leader

Constituencies

  • 1962 - 1968 St-Laurent-St-Georges, Quebec
  • 1968 - 1976 Ottawa-Carleton, Ontario
  • 1984 - 1993 Vancouver Quadra, British Columbia

Other Ministries

  • 1965 - 1967 Minister Without Portfolio
  • 1967 Registrar General
  • 1967 - 1968 Consumer and Corporate Affairs
  • 1968 Solicitor General
  • 1968 - 1972 Justice
  • 1972 - 1975 Finance

Political Record

  • Criminal Code Amendment (hate propaganda) 1970
  • Appointed Bora Laskin first Jewish Justice of the Supreme Court 1970
  • Creation of the Law Reform Commission 1971
  • Leader of the Opposition 1984 - 1990

Source: Canada's Prime Ministers, 1867 - 1994. [Ottawa]: National Archives of Canada, c1994. 20 p.

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