Schreyer caused political controversy by hesitating before allowing PM Joe CLARK to call an election in 1979, and by suggesting that he might have dissolved Parliament if Trudeau had attempted to impose his constitutional proposals unilaterally in 1981-82. Through it all, Schreyer indulged an intense curiosity about a wide range of subjects, from topography to native peoples. Before taking up his duties as Canadian high commissioner to Australia in 1984, he announced that until age 65 his pension would be directed to scientific research into problems faced by farmers and foresters. In Feb 1988 he returned to Canada as a private citizen.
Author NORMAN HILLMER
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