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The media turned out to see Brian Mulroney (above, with Chancellor Eric Molson) make his first speech since his illness.

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Mulroney charms convocation crowd

There was less spring in his step, but Brian Mulroney has lost none of his wit. “I’m glad to be here,” he told the audience at the afternoon convocation ceremony on Dec. 1 with a warm smile. “In fact, I’m glad to be anywhere.” It had been an unusually tough year for the veteran politician, a year of serious illness and controversy. Graduating students rose in a spontaneous standing ovation to welcome him. President Claude Lajeunesse introduced Brian Mulroney this way: “Mr. Mulroney’s roots in an Irish-Quebec working-class family have well suited him to a lifetime of negotiation, arbitration, problem-solving...



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