Former finance minister Michael Wilson dead at 81

Former finance minister Michael Wilson dead at 81
Wilson was first elected as a conservative MP from Toronto in 1979. He served as finance minister under Brian Mulroney.

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Michael Wilson was a true giant, not just because of his impressive political service, but even more so as a real champion for raising awareness about mental health. RIP #CdnPoli

Michael Wilson, 81 has died. Probably Canadas greatest Finance Minister. May be known best for his courageous leadership against mental illness, after his son Cameron died by suicide. I worked with him for 20 years on this topic. You will be missed dear friend.

Sad news. I was inspired by Michaels kindness and hard work - especially his passion to promote mental wellness and healing. Sincere condolences to his family.

Michael Wilson was one of the most intelligent, decent people I have ever met, inside or outside of politics and public life. He was a steady, capable MP, Minister and Ambassador and led in historic changes such as Free Trade and the GST which transformed Canada for the good.
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