John Turner calls Lapierre’s death a ‘huge tragedy’
Former prime minister John Turner talks about Jean Lapierre, who he says was a strong federalist, despite joining the separatist Bloc Québécois.
Joe Volpe, Terry Popowich, John Turner, John Webster, and Jean Lapierre, pictured in Nov. 30, 1986. Mr. Lapierre, who died last week in a plane crash in Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Que., had briefly been a member of Turner cabinet in 1984, and later served in prime minister Paul Martin's cabinet. The Hill Times photograph by Angelo Persichilli