News

Former finance minister Michael Wilson dead at 81

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

More to come...

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. https://t.co/NpHsPo4mhV

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.
Read more on CTVnews
News Topics :
Similar Articles :
Canada
Canadian Ambassador to the United States Michael Wilson attends The International Economic Forum of the Americas in Montreal, Tuesday, June 9, 2009. Listen Former federal finance minister Michael Wilson died...
Business
The University of Toronto, where Wilson served as chancellor from 2012 to 2018, confirmed his death in a post on its website Sunday evening, saying the school’s flag will fly...
Top Stories
The late Michael Wilson first entered the political hemisphere in 1983, running as a candidate in the Progressive Conservative leadership convention. After losing the first ballot, he withdrew his candidacy...
Politics
Opposition MPs are clamouring for the House Justice Committee to call Jody Wilson Raybould to testify for a second time on the SNC Lavalin scandal, but a Liberal member of that committee...
Top Stories
Stanley Hartt, who served as former prime minister Brian Mulroney s chief of staff from 1989 1990, has died of cancer in Toronto at the age of 80. In a statement,...