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Canada / Elec. #263799

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 15, 1979
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(Studio) Upcoming national elecs. in Canada noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Toronto, Canada) Quebec separatist movement and Pierre Elliott Trudeau's reliance on unity issue in campaign examined. Films shown. Trudeau's political longevity cited. Background and position of Trudeau challenger, Joe Clark, given. [Trudeau television commercial shown.] campaign. tactics used by Trudeau outlined. [TRUDEAU - talks about unity issue.] Trudeau's ability to handle hecklers cited. [TRUDEAU - responds to heckler.] Low-key stance of closing campaign appearances said reaction to negative image of earlier campaign statements. [Anti-Trudeau television commercial shown.] Clark's preparations for role in campaign, include learning French, reported [CLARK - speaks French.] Clark's position with regard to separatist movement stated. [CLARK - comments on movement] Possibility of lack of clear majority in House of Commons, necessitating input of New Democratic party, led by Ed Broadbent, examined. Trudeau's popularity and results of public opinion poll noted.
REPORTER: Steve Young

Mudd, Roger;
Young, Steve

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