In 1972 he ran successfully for Parliament, and under Trudeau held various portfolios, including minister of national health and welfare (now HEALTH CANADA), minister of state for federal-provincial relations, minister of energy, mines and resources (1980-82) - in which capacity he implemented the National ENERGY POLICY - and minister of finance under both Trudeau and PM TURNER (1982-84). Lalonde was closely identified with Trudeau and his various causes and was a vigorous federalist advocate in Québec and Ottawa. A partner with the Stikeman, Elliott law firm, Lalonde has been an ad hoc judge for the International Court of Justice since 1995, and he has acted on Canada's behalf in trade disputes, including those with Brazil over aircraft subsidies, with Spain over fishing rights, and regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement. He retired from politics in 1984, following the resignation of Trudeau, and returned to private business.
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...