The Champions, Part 3: The Final Battle (1986)

Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

This is an excellent documentary on Pierre Trudeau and his opponent from the Parti Quebecois Rene Levesque, that caps a previous, 1978 segment on Canada's leadership during a period of divisive issues. With nearly 15 years as Prime Minister and one failed attempt at retirement, Trudeau could look back on several accomplishments at the time this documentary was created: the "just society" in which laws on the books helped eliminate discrimination against gays and lesbians, a new Constitution in which he inserted a segment on Freedoms and Rights, and the continued existence of Canada as one nation. Although Trudeau was from Quebec he was hardly a Separatist. Opposing him on that issue is fellow Quebecker and PremierRene Levesque, and both men are shown at their charismatic best in this fascinating story of their opposition.