John Turner's Dignity, Grace Remembered At State Funeral

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"His legacy calls on us not to wait for change to happen but to stand up and build a better country for everyone," said Trudeau.
TORONTO — Former prime minister John Turner was eulogized at a state funeral on Tuesday as a gifted politician with a strong social conscience who spent decades serving his fellow Canadians. An invited list of 170 mourners — among them the current prime minister and Turner's closest family — were on hand at St. Michael's Cathedral Basilica for the televised service ahead of a private interment. The U.K.-born Turner, Canada's 17th prime minister, died peacefully at home on Sept. 19, his family said. He was 91. "Today, more than ever, we need more people like John," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told mourners. "His legacy calls on us not to wait for change to happen but to stand up and build a better country for everyone." While the recently…
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