Mulroney A Glib “New Boy”

Then-Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s cabinet in secret 1983 meetings dismissed Brian Mulroney as a “new boy” easily ridiculed for “glibness and flippancy,” according to declassified records obtained by Blacklock’s. The Liberal cabinet expressed confidence it would beat Mulroney in a 1984 election: ‘Ministers should be seen to be giving the ‘new boy’ a chance.”

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