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Introduction
Alone at the Top
The Path to Power
Leading Canada
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Banner: First Among Equals: The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics
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Nation Building

Under John A. Macdonald's leadership, Canada expanded from four small provinces to extend from sea to sea to sea. Macdonald's National Policy also brought a tariff to protect Canadian industry and a transcontinental railway, in 1885. Wilfrid Laurier continued many of Macdonald's policies and also encouraged massive immigration, resulting in the creation, in 1905, of two new Western provinces.

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