FORMER TRUDEAU CABINET MINISTER ROBERT KAPLAN SUCCOMBS TO CANCER

Nov 06, 2012

By Jane Brown

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He served as an Member of Parliament for more than 20 years until his retirement in 1993 — and his greatest legacy may be Canada’s spy agency.  Robert Kaplan died yesterday in Toronto after a long battle with cancer.  He was 75. 

Kaplan served as Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau’s solicitor general in the early 1980’s and presided over the creation of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. 

Interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae says Kaplan was an “articulate, intelligent, fine man” who will be sorely missed.

A funeral for Robert Kaplan will be held in Toronto today.

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