WATERLOO — Pierre Trudeau was accused of being a lot of things. Flamboyant and arrogant. Charismatic and intimidating. Preserver of national unity and hostile to the West. But a pack rat? The second volume of his exhaustive biography by Waterloo’s John English certainly wouldn’t be nearly as interesting if it weren’t true. Trudeau saved everything, from childhood report cards, sketches and receipts to girlfriends’ letters, post cards and cabinet notes. That handed English a “staggering” stash of records, personal papers and documents to wade through for his new book, Just Watch Me: The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 1968-2000. At once...
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