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Brian Mulroney, the former Canadian prime minister who negotiated the first North American free trade agreement, dies at 84

2024-03-01T00:23:43.444Z

Highlights: Brian Mulroney, the former Canadian prime minister who negotiated the first North American free trade agreement, dies at 84. The country's 18th prime minister (1984-1993) died peacefully and surrounded by his family, his daughter said in a post on X. He led the country into the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the United States and Mexico, in 1992. He was close to US presidents Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush, promoted the thaw between Moscow and Washington in the aftermath of the Cold War.


The country's 18th prime minister (1984-1993) died peacefully and surrounded by his family, Caroline Mulroney said in a post on X.


Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney has died at the age of 84, his daughter reported this Thursday in a publication on the social network X, formerly known as Twitter.

Who was the country's eighteenth prime minister (1984-1993) died peacefully and surrounded by his family, said Caroline Mulroney in a publication on X.

Mulroney's family said last summer that he was recovering and showing improvement every day after a

heart procedure

, which followed treatment for prostate cancer he underwent in early 2023.

Brian Mulroney, the former prime minister of Canada at the Capitol, on January 30, 2018.Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Mulroney, who led the Progressive Conservative Party, won the presidency with the largest majority in his country's history when he was elected in 1984.

He entered office with massive support.

However, a faltering economy and high unemployment rate led him to resign in 1993 with the worst approval ratings in the history of Canada in the 20th century.

He was succeeded by Kim Campbell

, who became Canada's first female head of state.

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Mulroney led the country into the North American Free Trade Agreement, with the United States and Mexico, in 1992, and authored a transformation of the Canadian tax system.

As prime minister, he was close to US presidents Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush, promoted the thaw between Moscow and Washington in the aftermath of the Cold War, and

imposed sanctions on South Africa during the apartheid era

.

Mulroney lived in Montreal.

With information from

The Associated Press

and

The New York Times

Source: telemundo

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