If you don’t remember John Turner’s time as prime minister, that’s probably because it lasted 79 days.
Despite his short stint at the top of Canadian politics, Turner managed to accumulate a few stories worth sharing. After all, you don’t devote a third of your life to politics as a MP, cabinet minister of multiple portfolios, leader of the Opposition, and yes — prime minister, without turning a few heads.
Whether it was dancing with British royalty, saving the life of a fellow politician, or qualifying for the 1948 London Olympics, the Liberal Party’s “Golden Boy” was known for his charisma as much as his dedication to democracy.
After retiring from the public life, Turner died peacefully in his sleep on Sept. 19 at 91.
For more on these lesser-known stories of Canada’s 17th prime minister, give the video above a watch.