The Canadian Press

2008-09-04 | Obit Erik Nielsen

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Erik Nielsen, a former deputy prime minister in Brian Mulroney's Conservative government and elder brother of comic Leslie Nielsen, died of a heart attack September 4th at his home in Kelowna, BC. Michael Lauder, a financial agent for the Conservative Party's riding in Whitehorse, said Nielsen felt strongly about the region he represented. (Nielsen won the Yukon's Progressive Conservative nomination in 1957 and never lost an election, holding his seat until resigning in 1987. He was 84.)

Date: 2008-09-04
Placeline: WHITEHORSE, Yukon Territory.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << he was passionate about the Yukon and helping to make the Yukon a better place weather through pushing the Dempster highway or the new air travel with the way toward airport I mean anything that was so benefits of the UConn he was a hundred percent behind >>