Former Prime Minister of Canada
Having served as Prime Minister of Canada for almost 9 years, in 1993 The Right Honorable Brian Mulroney returned to the law firm of Ogilvy Renault as senior partner.
Mr. Mulroney led his party to the largest parliamentary victory in Canadian history, and was sworn in as Canada's 18th prime minister on September 17, 1984. His government was reelected with a majority for a second mandate on November 21, 1988.
The major achievements of his government include the Canadian-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, the Canada-U.S. Acid Rain Treaty, tax reform, deregulation, privatization and reduction in government spending.
On June 11, 1983, Mr. Mulroney was elected Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. He subsequently won election to the House of Commons on August 29, 1983, representing the riding of the Central Nova, Nova Scotia. He entered the House of Commons as Leader of the Opposition on September 12, 1983. Mr. Mulroney was reelected to the House of Commons on September 17, 1984 representing the riding of Manicouagan, Quebec, and again on November 21, 1988 as Member of Parliament for Charlevoix, Quebec.
Mr. Mulroney holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) degree in Political Science from St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and a Bachelor of Laws from l'Université Laval, Quebec City. Doctorates of Law Honoris Causa have been conferred upon Mr. Mulroney by leading universities around the world.
Mr. Mulroney was born in Baie Comeau, Quebec on March 20, 1939, is married to Mila, and is father to four children: Caroline, Benedict, Mark and Nicolas.