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York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson extends condolences on the passing of former Prime Minister John Turner

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On behalf of York Regional Council and The Regional Municipality of York, I offer our deepest and sincerest condolences on the passing of former Prime Minister of Canada John Turner.

John Turner was Canada’s 17th Prime Minister who led the country from June to September 1984. His role as Prime Minister may have been short, but he held a long and distinguished political career.

Dedicated and passionate, Mr. Turner held a number of cabinet roles during his tenure in political office including Minister of Justice and Finance Minister. He is remembered as a fierce defender of democracy, proudly supporting the country through pivotal moments in policy change, including the decriminalization of homosexuality. 

Along with all Canadians we offer our thoughts and support to the Turner family during this difficult time. 

Wayne Emmerson
York Region Chairman and CEO

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