Brian Mulroney

Prime Minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993

Martin Brian Mulroney PC CC GOQ (March 20, 1939 – February 29, 2024) was a Canadian politician. He was the 18th Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984 to June 25, 1993, and was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993.

The Right Honourable

Brian Mulroney

18th Prime Minister of Canada
In office
September 17, 1984 – June 25, 1993
MonarchElizabeth II
DeputyErik Nielsen (1984-1986)
Don Mazankowski (1986-1993)
Preceded byJohn Turner
Succeeded byKim Campbell
Leader of the Opposition
In office
August 29, 1983 – September 16, 1984
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byErik Nielsen
Succeeded byJohn Turner
Member of Parliament
for Central Nova
In office
August 29, 1983 – September 4, 1984
Preceded byElmer M. MacKay
Succeeded byElmer M. MacKay
Member of Parliament
for Manicouagan
In office
September 4, 1984 – November 21, 1988
Preceded byAndré Maltais
Succeeded byCharles Langlois
Member of Parliament
for Charlevoix
In office
November 21, 1988 – September 8, 1993[1]
Preceded byCharles Hamelin
Succeeded byGérard Asselin
Personal details
Martin Brian Mulroney

(1939-03-20)March 20, 1939
Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada
DiedFebruary 29, 2024(2024-02-29) (aged 84)
Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Spouse(s)Mila Mulroney
ChildrenBen, Mark, Nicolas, Caroline
Alma materSt. Francis Xavier University
Université Laval

His tenure as Prime Minister was marked by the introduction of major economic reforms, such as the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and the Goods and Services Tax, and the rejection of constitutional reforms such as the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottetown Accord. He was also known for being very opposed to apartheid in South Africa. Prior to his political career, he was a prominent lawyer and businessman in Montreal.

Mulroney was born on March 20, 1939, in Baie-Comeau, Quebec. He is the son of Irish Canadian Catholic parents, Mary Irene (née O'Shea) and Benedict Martin Mulroney,[2]

On February 29, 2024, Mulroney died at a hospital in Palm Beach, Florida. He had been hospitalized from a fall at his home in Palm Beach.[3]

References change

  1. "Parliament of Canada". Archived from the original on 2009-12-18. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
  2. "School of Canadian Irish Studies - Irene Mulroney Scholarship". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
  3. Cowell, Alan (February 29, 2024). "Brian Mulroney, Prime Minister Who Led Canada Into NAFTA, Dies at 84". The New York Times. Archived from the original on February 29, 2024. Retrieved February 29, 2024.

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