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Prime Minister John Thompson with family and friends at W. E. Sanford's cottage in Muskoka (Mackenzie Bowell, Frances Thompson, John Thompson, unidentified woman, Joseph Thompson, Helena Thompson, Annie Thompson, Senator W. E. Sanford, Faith Fenton?, Muriel Sanford?, John T. C. Thompson), August 1894. Copyright/Source
R. B. Bennett was a bachelor and relied on his sister, Mildred, to act as his hostess and provide a family atmosphere. Those prime ministers with children have treasured the time spent with them. Since the advent of television, though, the challenge for our leaders has been to keep their families out of the media spotlight.