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A prime minister at 90: political leaders pay tribute to John Turner

By Arthur Milnes      

John Turner, Canada's 17th prime minister, occupies a rarified club.

Former prime minister John Turner, left, former prime minister Paul Martin, middle, and former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty, right, pictured in 2012. The Hill Times file photograph

Prime Minister, party leader, attorney general, reformer, athlete and patriot, Canada’s 17th prime minister, John Napier Turner, turns 90 today. While already a member of Canada’s most exclusive club—one of only 23 Canadians to have served our country as prime minister—today’s milestone of Turner’s places him in the rarest of categories even within that distinguished group.

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