Tight Corner For Trudeau The Prime Minister fights for his political life

April 1979
The article discusses the political struggles of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau for the May 22, 1979 election in Canada. It states that the country has been suffering from a 9.2% inflation, 7.9% unemployment and 12 billion dollars government deficit under the leadership of Trudeau. It notes that the Conservatives have asserted that Trudeau has failed to resolve the alienation of the newly resource-rich Western Canadian provinces. Meanwhile, oil-producing Alberta and Saskatchewan are resentful that the Trudeau government has claimed a slice of their petroleum revenues to subsidize the price of imported oil.


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