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Dear Prime Minister
Anonymous death threats sent to Prime Minister John A. Macdonald, 1885. Copyright/Source
Prime ministers receive correspondence on every possible subject, much of it from ordinary Canadians. The volume of such mail has increased dramatically since John A. Macdonald's day, when a prime minister could answer much of his correspondence in his own hand. Today, in a single day, our leaders receive hundreds, sometimes thousands, of letters, the tone of which ranges from vehement hostility to heartfelt admiration.