WWF-Canada remembers John Turner, 'one of nature's true patriots and protectors'

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Toronto, Sept. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WWF-Canada mourns the loss of a great Canadian with the passing of John Napier Turner, former Prime Minister and WWF-Canada's director from 1992 to 2003.

“Mr. Turner had a genuinely deep feeling for the beauty and geography of our country,” said Monte Hummel, WWF-Canada's current president emeritus and CEO during John Turner's service on the board. “As with so many things, he was busy behind-the-scenes and instrumental in positive changes for nature — far beyond what is on the public record.”

It was Turner, for example, who sat down in a private meeting with then-Ontario premier Ernie Eaves and persuaded him to donate the lakebed of western Lake Superior to create …

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