Death of former federal minister Jim Peterson

Death of former federal minister Jim Peterson
Death of former federal minister Jim Peterson

The former federal minister for international trade during the reign of Paul Martin died Friday at the age of 82.

Born in Ottawa, Ontario, served as Member of Parliament for Willowdale, Toronto for over 20 years. He was elected in 1980 as an MP under Pierre Trudeau then as parliamentary secretary from 1981 to 1983.

He became a minister in 2003 and remained until 2006.

“Jim’s leadership and dedication left an indelible mark on the Canadian political landscape. After serving his fellow citizens brilliantly for 23 years, Jim left politics in 2007. He continued to support philanthropy, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to justice and equality and his desire to improve the lives of people. others,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a press release on Saturday.

Jim Peterson was a lawyer by profession and established himself as a jurist before entering politics.

“During his tenure as an MP, Jim played a vital role in shaping Canada’s international trade policy as Secretary of State under Prime Minister Chrétien and then as Minister of International Trade under Prime Minister Minister Martin,” added Mr. Trudeau.

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