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Canada lost a great one last week

By Sheila Copps      

At 88 years, John Crosbie's influence on provincial and national politics was profound and lasting.

Former Mulroney-era cabinet minister John Crosbie, left, and former Chrétien-era cabinet minister Sheila Copps. Ms. Copps was in the opposition benches when Crosbie was in government. The two famously sparred in the House, but grew to be lifelong friends. She visited him and his wife Jane last summer in St. John's, N.L. The Hill Times file photographs

OTTAWA—Canada lost a great one last week in the passing of Newfoundlander John Crosbie.

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