Having served as Prime Minister of Canada for almost 9
years, in 1993 The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney returned
to the law firm of Ogilvy Renault as Senior Partner.
Mr. Mulroney led his party to the largest parliamentary
victory in Canadian history, and was sworn in as Canada's
18th prime minister on September 17, 1984. His government was
reelected with a majority for a second mandate on November
The major achievements of his government include the
Canadian-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA, the Canada-U.S.
Acid Rain Treaty, tax reform, deregulation, privatization and
reduction in government spending.
On June 11, 1983, Mr. Mulroney was elected Leader of the
Progressive Conservative Party of Canada. He subsequently won
election to the House of Commons on August 29, 1983,
representing the riding of the Central Nova, Nova Scotia. He
entered the House of Commons as Leader of the Opposition on
September 12, 1983. Mr. Mulroney was reelected to the House
of Commons on September 17, 1984 and again on November 21,
Mr. Mulroney holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in
Political Science from St. Francis Xavier University,
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and a Bachelor of Laws from
l'Université Laval, Quebec City. Doctorates of Law Honoris
Causa have been conferred upon Mr. Mulroney by leading
universities around the world.
Mr. Mulroney was born in Baie Comeau, Quebec on March 20,
1939, is married to Mila, and is father to four children:
Caroline, Benedict, Mark and Nicolas.