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Trudeau’s World

Insiders Reflect on Foreign Policy, Trade, and Defence, 1968-84

Pierre Trudeau and most of his contemporaries at home and abroad are now dead. This book offers reflections on Canadian foreign, trade, and defence policies from interviews with many of the key policy makers, diplomats, and military officers in the Trudeau government. Conducted more than three decades ago, the interviews are informative and revealingly frank. They also offer personal insights into Trudeau himself – a man of great “esprit,” who often embodied contradiction. A unique resource, this book adds immeasurably to our understanding of the Trudeau era. It also has much to tell us about Canada and the world from 1968 to 1984.

412 pages


Table of Contents

Introduction

I Advisers and Ministers

Hon. Marc Lalonde

Hon. R. Gordon Robertson

Hon. Michael Pitfield

Marshall Crowe

Hon. Gérard Pelletier

Ivan Head

Rt. Hon. Paul Martin

Hon. Mitchell Sharp

Reeves Haggan

Hon. Mark MacGuigan

II Deputy Ministers and Senior Diplomats

A. Edgar Ritchie

Allan Gotlieb

William Barton

Alan Beesley

John Halstead

Gordon Smith

Hon. Gordon Osbaldeston

de Montigny Marchand

Thomas Delworth

III The Defence and Foreign Policy Reviews and After

Hon. Mitchell Sharp

Hon. Léo Cadieux

Hon. Paul Hellyer

Hon. Donald Macdonald

Hon. Otto Lang

Ross Campbell

John F. Anderson

H. Basil Robinson

John Halstead

Michael Shenstone

Rear Admiral Robert Murdoch

Gordon Smith

Hon. Donald Macdonald

Sylvain Cloutier

General Jacques Dextraze

IV Canada and the United States

Ivan Head

Rufus Smith

A. Edgar Ritchie

Emerson Brown

Marshall Crowe

Peter Towe

Hon. Mitchell Sharp

Russell McKinney

Richard Post

Thomas Enders

Robert Duemling

Hon. Donald Macdonald

Allan Gotlieb

Edward Nef

Robert Hunter

Hon. Mark MacGuigan

Paul H. Robinson, Jr.

Richard Smith

V Canada and Europe

Hon. Gérard Pelletier

François Leduc

Max Yalden

Pierre-Marc Siraud

Hon. Léo Cadieux

John Halstead

Jacques Viot

Michel Dupuy

de Montigny Marchand

Jean Béliard

Drs. Heinz Schneppen and Rüdiger von Lukowitz

VI Canada and the Soviet Union

Rt. Hon. Paul Martin

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