Trudeau-Turner rivalry sparked enduring Liberal party feud

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This iconic photo, taken in Montreal in 1967, shows future prime ministers Pierre Trudeau, John Turner (left) and Jean Chrétien (far right) with Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson.

It’s a sight you seldom see. Both the American Stars and Stripes and the Canadian Maple Leaf, just metres apart, flapping in the breeze buffeting the Promenade des Gouverneurs overlooking the St. Lawrence River in Quebec City. Both flags at half-mast, for different reasons.

Thank you for this article. It seems that he died with such little fanfare and I admittedly was rather ignorant about his role in Canadian politics. It was humbling to read about his contributions as Minister of Justice.