Charest, Wilson chosen to preside at celebrations marking Mulroney win

MONTREAL - Premier Jean Charest has been chosen to preside at a celebration marking the 25th anniversary of the election of Brian Mulroney's first majority government.

MONTREAL - Premier Jean Charest has been chosen to preside at a celebration marking the 25th anniversary of the election of Brian Mulroney's first majority government.

Charest, who was a cabinet minister in Mulroney's governments, will share the hosting duties with former federal finance minister Michael Wilson, who is now ambassador to Washington.

Denis Stergiotis, one of the organizers, says invitations will go out shortly for the Sept. 18 event at Montreal's downtown Windsor Hotel.

Stergiotis says he wants the evening to be a celebration of Mulroney's political legacy.

It was not immediately known how many of the current Conservative government will attend.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper imposed an arms-length policy concerning Mulroney during a commission of inquiry examining Mulroney's dealings with lobbiest Karlheinz Schreiber.

Mulroney, who had two majority governments before retiring in 1993, became prime minister for the first time on Sept. 17, 1984.

 
 
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