The Prime Minister of Canada, M. Pierre Trudeau, paid tribute to the late General de?
The Prime Minister of Canada, M. Pierre Trudeau, paid tribute to the late General de Gaulle in a speech in the Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa.
M. Trudeau referred to de Gaulle's stature as a soldier and as a statesman and recalled that he embodied the hope of liberty for many in the Second World War.
Tributes to the late General de Gaulle also came from former Canadian Prime Ministers John Diefenbaker and Lester Pearson. Pearson described de Gaulle as one of the towering figures of the era.