Former Prime Minister of Canada who spend 9 years in office, Brian Mulroney, is set to return to Ottawa next week in order to deliver a much-awaited speech focusing on how Canada should wrestle with some of its most persistent challenges. Mulroney is expected to make the speech at a dinner hosted by a “progressive” think-tank, called Canada2020, which has reportedly invited more than 400 guests including almost half of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet.
Mulroney’s relations with Harper have seen its fair share of ups and downs, especially when Harper called an inquiry to look into Mulroney’s business dealings, after he left office, with German arms lobbyist, Karlheinz Schreiber. Regardless of the bad publicity due to the incident, 75-year-old Mulroney is still a renowned private business. He is appreciated as prime minister who succeeded to bring major, but politically risky initiatives such as constitutional reform, free trade and tax reform.