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From three leaves to one

1964: The cabinet of Lester Pearson approves his favoured design for a Canadian national flag. It’s three red maple leaves flanked by blue vertical bars. 65 more words

Canadian Prime Ministers

Locked in time: Get a look inside Nelson's Diefenbunker

It’s one of more than 50 Cold War-era bunkers built across Canada.

Nicknamed the Diefenbunker, after Prime Minister John Diefenbaker who authorized their construction, the large space in the basement of the Gray Building in Nelson, B.C. 276 more words

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Milnes: Portrait of a prime minister, dead or alive

Upon leaving office, past Canadian prime ministers carry the title “Right Honourable” for the rest of their lives. There’s also a pension – the amount depends on a prime minister’s length of service in the country’s top political job – but really not much else. 628 more words

Politics

'Diefenbaby dies': George Dryden, who spent years trying to prove he was former PM's son, dead at 47

George John Dryden, who spent years of his life trying to prove conclusively he was the love child of former Canadian prime minister John George Diefenbaker, died on Sunday, a longtime friend said. 802 more words

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’Diefenbaby’ dies: George Dryden, who claimed to be son of former PM, dead at 47

George John Dryden, who spent years of his life trying to prove conclusively he was the love child of former Canadian prime minister John George Diefenbaker, died on Sunday, a longtime friend said. 831 more words

Saskatchewan

Watts: The Queen at 90 — an individual as well as an institution

David W. Watts

I clearly recall the morning in February 1952, when I awoke at age five to sad music on the radio and the announcement, “The King is dead.” That day in kindergarten, we sang “God save the Queen” for the first time. 646 more words

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Transplanted

I liken Canada to a garden. . . a garden into which have been transplanted the hardiest and brightest flowers from many lands, each retaining in its new environment the best qualities for which it was loved and prized in its native land.  6 more words

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