John M. Turner

John Turner

John Turner was sworn in as the 17th Prime Minister of Canada on June 20, 1984.

His career in politics began in 1962, when he was elected as a Member of Parliament in the riding of Montreal – St.  Lawrence – St. George. He has held various ministerial positions from the Liberal Party of Canada, including Minister of Justice in 1968 and Minister of Finance in 1972, and has twice been Leader of the Opposition.

He resigned from politics in 1993 and is currently a partner at the Toronto law firm of Miller Thomson. He is a Companion of the Order of Canada. Turner sits on a number of boards and committees, including the World Wildlife Fund of Canada.


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