Letter from Sejal Patel


Your Meeting With Pierre Trudeau

A letter from Sejal Patel
October 7, 2000

I just read your article about your initial meeting with Pierre Trudeau. It moved me. While I cannot claim to understand exactly what he meant to you and your countrymen, I can understand that he was a very powerful force and impact for you personally and for the Canadian state. [You stood] in the presence of a truly great man.

While I have had brushes with famed and powerful figures, I do not believe they have had as much of the impact as [did Trudeau on] that young boy, two school friends and their teacher. It amazed me to read about your encounter.

Sejal Patel
Somewhere in Massachusetts, USA