Never before had Canada seen anything like Pierre Trudeau – neither in life nor in death. As Prime Minister for 15 years, he set bold initiatives, redefined what it meant to be a Canadian and was the leading actor on the national political scene. Whether patriating the constitution, enacting the Charter of Rights, promoting bilingualism or nurturing a greater sense of Canadian identity, Trudeau changed Canada dramatically. And he did so in his own unique way, with dash, flair and excitement. He also forged a greater image for Canada on the international scene, gaining the friendship of newly emergent countries and the respect of leading powers. Through those years he invoked strong feelings from Canadians, supporters and detractors alike. Sixteen years after leaving office, Trudeau, in death, again captivated the entire nation. In unprecedented numbers across the country, thousands turned out to mourn, remember and pay their respects. Suddenly a new wave of Trudeaumania hit Canada. This time for the loss of a national icon. This News in Review retrospective provides print and non-print documents that encourage students to assess the importance of one of our most important political leaders.