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Daemon
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John A. Macdonald

Macdonald was the first prime minister of Canada, serving from 1867 to 1873 and from 1878 to 1891. He played a crucial role in expanding Canada's territories to include the Northwest Territories and British Columbia and earned much praise for his role in forging a nation of sprawling geographic size, with two disparate European colonial origins and a multiplicity of cultural backgrounds and political views. What was the Pacific scandal, and how did it affect Macdonald's career? More...
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Daemon wrote:
John A. Macdonald

Macdonald was the first prime minister of Canada, serving from 1867 to 1873 and from 1878 to 1891. He played a crucial role in expanding Canada's territories to include the Northwest Territories and British Columbia and earned much praise for his role in forging a nation of sprawling geographic size, with two disparate European colonial origins and a multiplicity of cultural backgrounds and political views. What was the Pacific scandal, and how did it affect Macdonald's career? More...

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Macdonald was designated as the first Prime Minister of the new nation, and served in that capacity for most of the remainder of his life, losing office for five years in the 1870s over the Pacific Scandal (corruption in the financing of the Canadian Pacific Railway).
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i'm glad we live in an border friendly country with canada
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My husband was French Canadian. Canada and PEI are a wonderful short jaunt away.
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