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In six years as prime minister, John Diefenbaker made a lasting impact

John Diefenbaker left a rich legacy in Canadian political history.

After moving west as young boy with his family fromOntario, he began his political career in Prince Albert, racking up five unsuccessful runs to be the city’s federal and provincial representative, as well as its mayor. 268 more words


Canada's first Indigenous Senator

1958: Prime Minister John Diefenbaker appointed Akay-na-muka (James Gladstone) of the Blackfoot nation as Canada’s first Indigenous Senator. It would be another two years before… 22 more words


Deputy PM Erik Nielsen grew up on Prairies, represented Yukon

Saskatchewan has long been home to political heavyweights and Erik Nielsen is no exception.

The longtime Progressive Conservative politician and charismatic political operative served time in cabinet during the Mulroney years, including a stint as deputy prime minister. 220 more words


Exhibition depicts Canada's prime ministers with majesty and mischief

You can almost imagine John Diefenbaker’s jowls jiggling in an intricate miniature statue of Canada’s 13th prime minister – a quirky representation of the former leader in an exhibition that captures 150 years of political history. 892 more words


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