The Perils of Pierre

October 1973
Time;10/15/1973, Vol. 102 Issue 16, p73
The article focuses on the challenges confronting the leadership of Liberal Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. It mentions the state visit of the prime minister to China on October 10, 1973 even though his country was wracked by growing inflation and rising unemployment. It states that the prime minister is imperious in his dealings with the Commons and became disdainful of the electorate. It is also noted that his party only wins 109 seats during election leaving his government a minority dependent for survival from the support of the socialist New Democratic Party.


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