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

Outmanoeuvring the Enemy

The prime minister and his staff try to devise ways to deflect criticism and halt the obstructions of the opposition. From 1963 to 1967, with Pearson as prime minister, and Diefenbaker, leader of the opposition, the two continued to do battle. One of their fiercest confrontations occurred over a new Canadian flag in 1964.


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