Brian Mulroney, Canada’s 18th Prime Minister passed away at the age of 84.

“It is with great sadness that Canadians learn of the loss of one of our greatest ever statesmen, the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney,” Poilievre said in a statement made on X (formerly Twitter).

Mulroney was Prime Minister from 1984-1993. In the 1984 federal election he won the largest number of seats in Canadian history, with his Progressive Conservatives taking 211 of 282 seats.

Poilievre went on to discuss Mulroney’s achievements, saying “his success in politics was even greater, winning the biggest majority in Canadian history, along with an impressive reelection.”

“But it was the transformational change he brought to his nearly a decade as Prime Minister that is most important, said Poilievre. “He unleashed free enterprise, crushed inflation, restored fiscal sanity and concluded one of the greatest free trade agreements the world has ever seen (the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement), which remains largely in place today.”

“On the world stage, he stood firmly on the side of Western allies against communism and for freedom,” said Poilievre, who also noted that Mulroney led the way for Commonwealth countries to take action against apartheid in South Africa.


Pierre and Anaida Poilievre with Mila Mulroney and the Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney

“I will always be thankful for his candid advice and generous mentorship to me personally,” said Poilievre. “All Canadians are grateful for his immense sacrifice and the lasting legacy he leaves us all.”

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney would have been 85 in March.