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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


Accessing our history: a project about prime ministers

By Mariam Lafrenie and Rachel Klassen

In collaboration with Queen’s University, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has launched a project to highlight the speeches of Canada’s prime ministers. 585 more words

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September 18 in history

96  Nerva was proclaimed Roman Emperor after Domitian was assassinated.

324 Constantine the Great decisively defeated Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantine’s sole control over the Roman Empire. 884 more words


Dief like you've never seen him: 51 rare images of Canada's most unusual prime minister

If all the storefront displays haven’t yet tipped you off, it’s only four more sleeps until Diefenbaker Day. John Diefenbaker died in 1979, but on September 18th it will be 121 years after the birth of Canada’s 13th prime minister. 2,483 more words


Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday September 1, 2016

This week, Open Sources Guelph marks Labour Day by taking a break from our labours and remember fondly the time when politicians really did have the best words. 242 more words

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Happy Canada Day

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.
~ John Diefenbaker

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