Late prime minister John Turner remembered on commemorative

A set issued on June 7 celebrates former prime minister John Turner, who died last September. Its booklet cover and official first-day cover (shown) feature a 1970 photo (left) of Turner, then the justice minister, presenting a bill to establish a national law reform commission.

Canada Post fulfilled the latest chapter in a long tradition on June 7 with the issue of a single stamp commemorating former prime minister John Turner, who died last September. Chosen by Turner’s family, the stamp’s design shows the former leader in a different light – as an enthusiastic outdoorsman – with him at the helm during a 1985 sailing trip through Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off British Columbia’s west coast. His Montréal Gazette obituary recalls Turner sharing a memory on his 77th birthday about being “out on the water” for 70 summers. Continue reading →

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