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The Way We Were

The Way We Were Compiled by Bonnie Chevrier

Oct. 28, 1992

25 Years Ago

PM one of 74 per cent who voted Yes in Pontiac: Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and his wife Mila were greeted by a small group of Luskville residents when they arrived to cast their referendum votes at the Notre Dame de la Joie polling station.
In Monday’s referendum, Pontiac had the double distinction of being one of the strongest ridings in the country for the yes vote as well as being the riding in which the Prime Minister voted. Because Mulroney registered his Harrington Lake estate as his domicile, his voting station fell in this lower Pontiac poll. Before a fusillade of flashbulbs, the Prime Minister deposited his ballot, firing his final shot in what may prove to be the last great battle of his political career.

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