A Liberal Party of Canada leadership election
was called for June 16, 1984, to replace retiring Liberal
leader and sitting Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau
. The convention elected former Finance Minister John Turner
, who at the time was not sitting in the House of Commons
, as its leader on the second ballot, defeating another former finance minister, Jean Chrétien
<!-- Unsourced image removed: -->Chrétien, MP for Saint-Maurice
, was Minister of State for Social Development and Minister Responsible for constitutional negotiations, playing a significant role in the patriation of the Constitution of Canada
, and he had previously served in many other senior portfolios, including a time as Minister of Finance.
Johnston, MP for Westmount
, was President of the Treasury Board, served in several other positions.
MacGuigan, long-serving MP from Windsor-Walkerville
, was the Minister of Justice and was a former Minister of External Affairs.
Munro, a long-serving MP from Hamilton East
, was Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
Roberts, MP for St. Paul's
, was Minister of Employment and Immigration.
Turner, former MP for Ottawa-Orleans
, resigned as Minister of Finance and 1975, and was a... Read More