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MPs pay tribute to former prime minister Brian Mulroney [Video]

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OTTAWA – Members of Parliament stood in solemn reflection in the House of Commons Monday in tribute to the late Brian Mulroney, the former prime minister of Canada who died last month.

His wife Mila and their children Nicholas, Mark, Ben and Caroline looked on from the gallery above.

The House of Commons ground to a halt when news reached the chamber on Feb. 29, just hours after his death.

Mulroney, who led the country as a Progressive Conservative prime minister from 1984 until 1993, died in Florida at the age of 84. Tributes have poured in ever since from politicians past and present.

When parliamentarians returned to the Commons on Monday after a two-week break, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was the first to speak about Mulroney’s legacy in what is expected to be a weeklong remembrance of the former prime minister, culminating in a state funeral Saturday.

“This will …

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