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Prince Albert Raiders to honour 3 prime ministers as part of Canada 150

Prince Albert, Sask. is the only constituency in Canada to have been represented by three prime ministers.

As part of the Canada 150 celebration, the Prince Albert Raiders will honour Sir Wilfred Laurier, William Lyon Mackenzie King and John Diefenbaker on Jan. 297 more words


American ambassadors to Canada: The good, the bad and the downright 'obnoxious'

Who has dazzled and who has landed with a dud as an envoy from America to Canada? We list the best and worst, at least according to Stephen Azzi, a Carleton University expert on the history of U.S.-Canada relations, with ties to the Liberal party. 500 more words

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Reader Letter: Why not put nuclear waste in the Diefenbunker?

Re: Relocating nuclear waste site risky and expensive: report, Colin Perkel, Canadian Press, Jan. 5.

It wouldn’t be too costly if the government utilizes the Diefenbunker, which is 37 kilometres north of Ottawa. 118 more words


Milnes: Sixty years later, Diefenbaker has lessons for both Tories and Grits

In Ottawa 60 years ago Wednesday, an unlikely hero took to the stage at the city’s Coliseum. He was 61, a loner and a man more familiar with Prairie farmlands than banking towers and hours. 620 more words


The bizarre reason John Diefenbaker is entombed in concrete: He was afraid enemies would steal his corpse

There’s only one definite way to figure out if John Diefenbaker really did father illegitimate children; dig him up, extract a DNA sample and perform a paternity test. 817 more words


Kelly McParland: John Key's resignation is as an example to Canadian politicians who hang on too long

I’m willing to bet that most Canadians had never heard of John Key before they read today that he’s stepping down as prime minister of New Zealand. 1,001 more words

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Edna Mae Brower's birthday

1899: Born in Wawanesa, Manitoba, Edna Mae Brower grew up to be a school teacher in Langham, Saskatchewan. At age 29, she quietly married… 69 more words