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Brian Mulroney to deliver eulogy at funeral for George H.W. Bush

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Former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney will deliver a eulogy at the funeral for former U.S. president George H.W. Bush.

He is set to be one of three people to deliver a eulogy for the 41st president of the U.S.A., who died on Friday at the age of 94.

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Mulroney told reporters that he was asked to speak at Bush’s funeral a long time ago, and that he hasn’t finished preparing his remarks.

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Earlier, Mulroney, whose nine years in power overlapped with Bush’s four, said in a written statement that he and his wife share in the Bush family’s grief.

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“President Bush had become one of those statesmen about whom history’s judgement rises every year. It was my privilege to have worked with him on an array of world-changing policy achievements,” Mulroney said, listing German re-unification and NAFTA as examples.

— With files from Mercedes Stephenson and the Canadian Press

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