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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

Imperial Connections

John A. Macdonald had boasted: "A British subject I was born. A British subject I will die." In 1897, Wilfrid Laurier attended Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in London as the proud leader of the British Empire's first dominion. Gradually, however, Canada became independent of Britain. In 1947, when Canadian citizenship was introduced, Mackenzie King, who had steered Canada to greater autonomy, received the first citizenship certificate.


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