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MPs set to give tributes to former prime minister Brian Mulroney in House of Commons

By The Canadian Press on March 18, 2024.

A photograph and book of condolences for Members of Parliament to sign are seen in front of the official portrait of former prime minister Brian Mulroney, in the antechamber to the House of Commons on Parliament Hill as Canadians mourn his death on Thursday at the age of 84, in Ottawa, Friday, March 1, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

OTTAWA – Members of Parliament are returning to the House of Commons today, where they’re expected to offer tributes to Brian Mulroney.

The former prime minister died in Florida on Feb. 29 at age 84.

His casket is being brought to Ottawa on Tuesday, where he will lie in state for two days.

Dignitaries including the Governor General and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are set to offer condolences to the Mulroney family Tuesday morning.

The casket will travel to Montreal on Wednesday afternoon and Mulroney will lie in repose at St. Patrick’s Basilica, allowing the public to pay their respects.

A state funeral will be held Saturday morning at Notre Dame Basilica, with eulogies from Caroline Mulroney, Jean Charest and Wayne Gretzky.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 18, 2024.

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