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Margaret Trudeau to visit Truro to speak on mental health

Margaret Trudeau to speak in Truro on mental health in June.
Margaret Trudeau to speak in Truro on mental health in June. - Submitted


Margaret Trudeau, Canadian icon and mother of the current prime minister, is scheduled to visit Truro in June as the keynote speaker at the Nova Scotia Cooperative Council’s 69th annual banquet.

Trudeau has been celebrated both for her role in the public eye as the wife of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and as a respected mental health advocate, which will be the subject of her address.

“Mental health is a significant societal issue whose time has come, said council CEO Dianne Kelderman.

“Mental health impacts individuals, families, business and communities. We couldn’t think of a more appropriate and engaging speaker than mental health advocate Margaret Trudeau.”

From becoming a prime minister’s wife at a young age, to the loss of both her son and her husband, and living with bi-polar disorder, Trudeau has “tirelessly” shared her personal stories to remind others of the importance of nurturing mind, body and spirit, Kelderman said.

The June 13 event starts at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Glengarry Hotel and includes a reception and a three-course meal.

Tickets are $60.00 for council members and $75.00 for non-members.

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