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John Turner funeral: Trudeau offers emotional tribute to the former Prime Minister

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau honoured the life of one of his predecessors, former Prime Minister John Turner, during the latter’s state funeral at St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica in Toronto.

“Today, more than ever, we need more people like John,” Trudeau told mourners. “His legacy calls on us not to wait for change to happen but to stand up and build a better country for everyone.”

Turner died at age 91 on Sept. 19.

Marc Kealey, a former aide speaking on behalf of Turner’s relatives as a family friend, told the Canadian Press that Turner died peacefully in his sleep at home.

He had spent decades in politics, serving as solicitor general and justice and finance ministers before his brief stint as prime minister in 1984. Turner governed for just 79 days in the summer after a difficult, decades-long climb to the top job.

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  1. Avatar

    Shoulda smothered it that morning.placenta woulda been better.

  2. Avatar

    Hold China 🇨🇳 accountable!
    – China's Xi Jinping and
    – WHO's Tedros
    should be criminally charged and arrested immediately for their roles in the Wuhan outbreak.

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    Beware of the following DANGEROUS words,
    that the Chinese 🇨🇳regime is using to recklessly MANIPULATE and CONTROL other people:

    – "descendents of Dragons",
    – "Chinese blood", 
    – "Chinese root",
    – "Ancestors",
    – "Patriotic Chinese",
    – "Traitors",
    – "China motherland",
    – "Belongs to China",
    – "China's internal affair",
    – "Inseparable part of China",
    – "Since ancient times".

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    This charlatan is going to jump at every single possible opportunity to try and achieve some sort of emotional attachment to the Canadian public. People please open your eyes to the facts he is a criminal So pathetically looking at the coffin trying to pull heartstrings the weak minded. He’s so caught up in his lies he forgot his mask and everything about the virus

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    Rest in peace.

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    This criminal must resign

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    Shame on all these morons who have no respect for dead.

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    thank you.

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    The idiots in this thread have no sense of history, no sense of dignity. Prime Minister was elegant and had lovely words of comfort for Mr Turners family

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    My Condolence

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    Gsun Empire just I I

    💣💣💣

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    He is remembered for what he did for Canada….NOTHING !

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    Funerals for the low life common folks like us are not permitted but a politician is treated differently of course during this SCAMDEMIC of lies! TREASON TRUTARD DRAMA ACTOR FOR THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY NEEDS TO STEP DOWN FAST!!

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    Turdo. His face, his axx, what's the difference.

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    He'th tho inthinthere, it'th all an act. Who would trutht anything thith manchild thayth

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    Excellent tribute. An effort that builds respect against the tendency for haters to get far too much attention.

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    What about the average person that couldn’t attend their loved ones funeral?
    Oh… Wait! They don’t matter.

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    Another excuse to miss the scrutiny of Parliament today.

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    When I see our princess speak I am always reminded of John Lovitts and the saturday night live, thespian skit “ACTING”

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    The media are a disgrace. I remember them smearing Turner out of office and putting in Rockefellers choice Mulrooney in.

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    "… that him or her give some back.." Who wrote the speech? Hadrien, his six-year-old?

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    The government is your family now

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    A LOSER PM HAS NO RIGHT TO TALK ABOUT FORMER CANADIAN POLITICIANS

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    tyrone nosworthy

    How come there’s a giant turd next to the casket?

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    Turner quit Trudeau’s cabinet as Finance Minister because the father was spending Canada into debt.

    The Trudeau name is offensive to patriotic Canadians. It should be removed from the Montreal airport and all statues taken down.

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    Pervers Global News.

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    HE IS NOTHING BUT A LYING FRAUD!! He is using every situation as an opportunity to gain more power over us.

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    170 people gathered for this funeral, when you are rich people, the covid allows for much larger gatherings.
    Sadly Covid will only allow us lower class people to have gatherings of ten or less. Sucks to be poor. >:(

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    Trudeau: emotional
    Water: wet

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