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Political Junkie Café

Pin-Up Prime Ministers Part 1
Success. Scandal. Sir John A.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sir John A. Macdonald, 1868


Sir John A. Macdonald, 1868

What makes a Pin-Up Prime Minister? Charisma, intelligence, longevity, and luck: these are a few traits that describe Canada's most well known Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Join us at the Political Junkie Café on July 9 to share your thoughts on Sir John A., on Prime Ministers, and on other iconic leaders past and present. Library and Archives Canada has digitized tens of thousands of Sir John A.'s political papers, and will make these available online for the first time together with a web exhibition containing hundreds of unique photographs, publications, art, and ephemera relating to the life and legacy Sir John A. Macdonald. Get your fix in July!

Our guests:

Thomas Axworthy
Former principal secretary to the Rt. Hon. Pierre Trudeau, and Chair of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Queen's University

Arthur Milnes
Journalist and historian who served as archival researcher on the Memoirs of the Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney, and Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Queen's University


Library and Archives Canada: Political Junkie Café July 9, 2008

Pin-Up Prime Ministers, Part I

Welcome to the Forum on Canadian Democracy, Political Junkie Café..Archives Canada is a regular series; it gives us an opportunity to talk about the documentary heritage here in our collection, and it's really exciting to work at LAC. I notice that there are signs for another event that's happening at this very moment for the folk festival, and the cultures that we bring together. We have the political junkies and we have the flower children all in the same building at once. There's an opportunity for a rich dialogue this evening, I think. Read more


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