Trudeau as Statesman - Dundurn

Trudeau as Statesman

1965–2000, Son of Quebec, Father of Canada

Available Mar 18th 2025

Paperback
$ 27.99

Description

Pierre Elliott Trudeau takes on the Quebec Question with a bang, not a whimper.

The man who would be statesman was granted his life’s wish, in the third and final volume of Max and Monique Nemni’s biography of Pierre Elliott Trudeau. In his fifteen years as prime minister of Canada, Trudeau oversaw the controversial White Paper of 1969 on Indigenous policy, the fateful October Crisis of 1970, and the repatriation of the Canadian Constitution together with a Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

In retirement, he exercised immense influence over Canada's later constitutional politics, and was principally responsible for defeating both the Meech Lake and Charlottetown Accords of Brian Mulroney's government.

Loved and hated in almost equal measure, Trudeau was an iconoclast shaking up Canada’s two solitudes as no other prime minister would ever dare to do. In this meticulously researched and argued political biography, Pierre Trudeau is seen wrestling with the most difficult — and momentous — decisions of his career.

Contributors

Monique Nemni

The late Monique Nemni, with her husband Max Nemni, taught in Quebec and Ontario universities and wrote two prize-winning books on her friend Pierre Trudeau entitled Young Trudeau and Trudeau Transformed. The couple also served as editors of Cité Libre from 1995 to 2000.

Max Nemni

Max Nemni, and his wife, the late Monique Nemni, taught in Quebec and Ontario universities and wrote two prize-winning books on their friend Pierre Trudeau entitled Young Trudeau and Trudeau Transformed. They also served as editors of Cité libre from 1995 to 2000.

David Milne

David Milne taught political studies at the University of Prince Edward Island and wrote extensively on Canada during the Trudeau years in The Canadian Constitution and in Tug of War: Ottawa and the Provinces Under Trudeau and Mulroney. He lives in Toronto.

Book Details

Paperback
March 2025
6x9 in
224 pp
9781459755406
ePub
March 2025
-
224 pp
9781459755413
ePub
March 2025
-
224 pp
9781459755420