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Sir Wilfrid Laurier Day

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Sir Wilfrid Laurier Day is observed on November 20th each year in Canada. Sir Wilfrid Laurier served as the Prime Minister of Canada from 1896 to 1911 and is one of the most prominent and respected figures in Canadian history. This week’s blog is dedicated to Laurier’s legacy and discusses some key facts and accomplishments […]

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Kim Campbell reflects on being Canada’s first woman prime minister

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

The Right Honourable Kim Campbell served as the Prime Minister of Canada from June 25 to November 4, 1993. This past Monday marked the 20th anniversary of the end of her time in office. Megan Beretta, a CIVIX volunteer and University of Ottawa student, attended a panel that included Campbell this week. On Wednesday, November […]

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Sir John A. Macdonald Day

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Happy birthday, Sir John A. Macdonald! January 11th is Sir John A. Macdonald Day. Macdonald was Canada’s first Prime Minister and played an instrumental role in Canada’s confederation in 1867. Impress your friends (and your teachers) with these interesting John A. Macdonald facts: John Alexander Macdonald was born on January 11th, 1815, in Glasgow, Scotland. […]

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Louis Riel Day

Friday, November 16th, 2012

On November 16, Ontarians honour Louis Riel and the contributions he made to Métis communities across the country. Riel is a polarizing figure who, regardless of your viewpoint, has had a profound impact on Canadian history. The Métis are an Aboriginal group in Canada with mixed First Nations and European heritage. Riel, a Métis leader […]

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Tommy Douglas Day

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

October 20, on the anniversary of his birth, the province of Saskatchewan will be celebrating the 8th annual Tommy Douglas Day. Thomas Clement Douglas served in elected public for much of his life. From 1935-1944 he served as the MP for Weyburn. Following this, he served as the 7th Premier of Saskatchewan from 1944 to 1961, representing […]

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