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The Canoe River Train Collision

It was in the mountains of British Columbia, when soldiers who were going off to serve their country would meet their end in one of the worst train disasters in Canadian history. At Canoe River, just outside Valemount, BC, on Nov. 21, 1950, two...

The Elections: 1962

After the stunning landslide for Diefenbaker in 1958, it had been a long four years for the prime minister. Over those years, he had seen his popularity drop over the issues of nuclear weapons in Canada and the Avro Arrow cancellation. There were...

The Elections: 1957

Change was in the air for Canada when the 1957 election rolled around. For the previous 22 years, through five elections, Canada had been governed by the Liberal Party. From the time of William Lyon Mackenzie King, to Louis St. Laurent, the party...

John Diefenbaker

From 1935 to 1957, Canada was under a Liberal government, the longest stretch for a major political party in Canadian history. That streak came to an end thanks to a man they called Dief the Chief, but who history knows better as John Diefenbaker...

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