I want to begin my essay by stating that I have a very positive attitude towards Canada. I served twice as Singapore's high commissioner to Canada when I was based at the United Nations in New York. During those 13 years, I met many Canadian leaders, including Canada's most famous and charismatic prime minister, Mr Pierre Trudeau, the father of the current Prime Minister.
Mr Trudeau and Mr Lee Kuan Yew were good friends and mutual admirers.
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