Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney has died at the age of 84, media reported

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Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney on May 19, 2009 in Ottawa, Canada.



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Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney has died at the age of 84, Canadian media reported, citing his daughter's social media post.

Mulroney died peacefully, surrounded by family, Carolyn Mulroney A Post on X.

“On behalf of my mother and our family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of my father, The Right Honorable Brian Mulroney, the 18th Prime Minister of Canada,” Carolyn Mulroney said in the post.

“We will share details as arrangements become available,” Mulroney said in another Mail.

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Mulroney worked in Canada Prime Minister from 1984 to 1993 – Significantly signed the Canada-US Free Trade Agreement with former US President Ronald Reagan in the late 80s. This agreement was superseded by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994.

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Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and former US President Ronald Reagan on March 17, 1985 in Quebec City.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau SHelp He was devastated to learn of Mulroney's death.

“Brian Mulroney loved Canada,” Trudeau said In the post X. “I am deeply saddened to learn of his demise. He never stopped working for Canadians and always strived to make this country an even better place to call home.

“I will never forget the insights he shared with me over the years – he was generous, tireless and incredibly passionate. As we mourn his passing and keep his family and friends in our thoughts, we will continue to build the modern, dynamic and prosperous nation we all know today. Let's recognize — and celebrate — Mr. Mulroney's role,” Trudeau added.

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In a statement released through his office, Trudeau recalled Mulroney's work on environmental and humanitarian issues.

“He was a leader on environmental issues, helping secure an air quality agreement with the United States to reduce acid rain, championing the first Canadian Environmental Protection Act and creating several new national parks. He stood up against apartheid in South Africa and exemplified Canadian values,” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement.

After leaving office, Mulroney served on corporate boards and Quebecor Inc. and was head of Forbes Global Business and Finance. He was also a senior partner at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, an international law firm based in Montreal, the Prime Minister's Office said.

“A globally respected and recognized leader, Mr. Mulroney has been awarded some of the highest recognitions by governments around the world,” the Prime Minister's statement said.

Mulroney's awards and honors include the Order of Canada, the Ordre National du Québec and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service.

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