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Mulroney 's behavior was 'inappropriate'

OTTAWA, June 1 (UPI) -- A federal inquiry judge in Canada says former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney engaged in "inappropriate" behavior by concealing cash he got from a lobbyist.

Mulroney completes panel appearance

OTTAWA, May 21 (UPI) -- Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney said Wednesday he was treated well during his six days of questioning in the Karlheinz Schreiber probe.

Mulroney says he would have disclosed cash

OTTAWA, May 14 (UPI) -- Brian Mulroney said Thursday he would have disclosed his cash relationship with Karlheinz Schreiber if government lawyers had asked the right question.
Mulroney recalls Airbus scandal with tears

Mulroney recalls Airbus scandal with tears

OTTAWA, May 13 (UPI) -- Tears welled up in Brian Mulroney's eyes Wednesday as he testified about police considering him a fraud suspect when he was Canadian prime minister.
Mulroney: 'No wrongdoing on my part'

Mulroney: 'No wrongdoing on my part'

OTTAWA, May 12 (UPI) -- Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney said Tuesday he regretted the way he handled dealings with a lobbyist, but testified nothing he did was illegal.

Ex-Canadian PM denies wrongdoing

OTTAWA, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney said Thursday his acceptance of $225,000 from a businessman was seriously bad judgment but not illegal.

PM Mulroney said broke when he took cash

OTTAWA, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A businessman told Canadian lawmakers that Prime Minister Brian Mulroney was in need of money when he allegedly paid him $300,000 on his way out of office.

Ex-Canadian leader in tax scandal

TORONTO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney has been accused by a man in Toronto of trying to cover up $300,000 in cash payments Mulroney received from him.

Canadian ex-PM told to repay arms dealer

OTTAWA, July 27 (UPI) -- Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney has been ordered to repay a German arms dealer who gave him thousands of dollars in the early 1990s.

Mulroney named Blackstone Group director

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney has been named a director of Blackstone Group Management LLC, the U.S. private-equity firm said Monday.

Mulroney: Reagan admired neighbor, leader

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney Friday eulogized former U.S. President Ronald Reagan as a respected leader, admired neighbor and friend.

Conservatives want to talk beef in D.C

OTTAWA, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The leader of Canada's Tories says a U.S. ban on north of the border beef could be lifted faster by sending a former Conservative prime minister to Washington.
Brian Mulroney
U.S. president Ronald Reagan and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney chat outside the White House, October 3, 1984. (UPI Photo/Files)

Martin Brian Mulroney, PC, CC, GOQ (born March 20, 1939) was the 18th Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993 and was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993. His tenure as Prime Minister was marked by the introduction of major economic reforms, such as the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and the Goods and Services Tax, and the rejection of constitutional reforms such as the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottetown Accord. Prior to his political career, he was a prominent lawyer and businessman in Montreal.

Mulroney was born on March 20, 1939, in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, a remote and isolated town in the eastern part of the province. He is the son of Irish Canadian Catholic parents Mary Irene (née O'Shea) and Benedict Martin Mulroney, who was a paper mill electrician. The family had six children who survived infancy. Since there was no English Catholic high school in Baie-Comeau, Mulroney completed his high school education at a Roman Catholic boarding school in Chatham, New Brunswick operated by St. Thomas University (in 2001, St. Thomas University named its newest academic building in his honour). Benedict Mulroney worked overtime and ran a repair business to earn extra money for his children's education, and he encouraged his oldest son to attend university.

Mulroney would frequently tell stories about newspaper publisher Robert R. McCormick, whose company had founded Baie-Comeau. Mulroney would sing Irish songs for McCormick, and the publisher would slip him $50. He grew up speaking English and French fluently.

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