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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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In the Camera's Eye

One of the earliest known photos of a prime minister is William James Topley's 1868 portrait of John A. Macdonald. Today, our leaders practically live in the camera's eye. Not only are they accompanied by an official photographer, but they are regularly besieged and pursued by news photographers. Pierre Trudeau managed to turn the tables on the press in 1968, when he grabbed a camera and snapped a picture of the photographer Duncan Cameron.


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