Returning to politics 1979-84, Pepin served as minister of transport 1980-83 and then as minister of state in the Department of External Affairs (now FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE). He later returned to U of O and is fellow in residence for the Institute for Research on Public Policy. An engaging and informal speaker, Pepin was known for his ability to tackle difficult issues, including abolition of the CROW'S NEST PASS AGREEMENT rates, which occupied him as minister of transport, and championing of the metric system. Pepin's service to Canada was honoured with admittance to the Order of Canada in 1977 at the highest rank, Companion.
Author ROBERT BOTHWELL
Shawnadithit grew anxious waiting for her uncle, Longnon, to return to camp at the junction of Badger Brook and the Exploits River, deep in the wilds of Newfoundland...