BirthdayJuly 7, 1932
BirthplaceLondon, UK

Celebrity biographies

  1. About John Turner

    Full name: John Turner
    Also known as: John Napier Turner, Turner, John Napier
    Professions: Actor, Soundtrack
    Residence: Deer Park, Toronto, Ontario

  2. John Turner Known for

    Knight Errant Limited (1959), Merlin (1998), The Power of One (1992), The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella (1976)

  3. John Turner Biography

    John Napier Wyndham Turner, PC, CC, QC (born June 7, 1929) is a Canadian lawyer and retired politician, who served as the 17th Prime Minister of Canada from June 30 to September 17, 1984.In his political career, Turner held several prominent Cabinet posts, including minister of justice and minister of finance, under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau from 1968 to 1975. Amid a world recession and the prospect of having to implement the unpopular wage and price controls, Turner surprisingly resigned his position in 1975. After a hiatus from politics from 1975 to 1984, Turner returned and successfully contested the Liberal leadership. Turner held the office of Prime Minister for 79 days (the second shortest tenure in Canadian history after Sir Charles Tupper), as he dissolved Parliament immediately after being sworn in as Prime Minister, and went on to lose the 1984 election in a landslide. Turner stayed on as Liberal leader and headed the Official Opposition for the next six years, leading his party to a modest recovery in the 1988 campaign, resigning from politics in 1990.

  4. John Turner Family

    Spouse: Geills Turner

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