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Sir John A. Macdonald

Sir John Alexander Macdonald was the dominant creative mind which produced the British North America Act and the union of provinces which became Canada. As the first prime minister of Canada, he oversaw the expansion of the Dominion from sea to sea. His government dominated politics for a half century and set policy goals for future generations of political leaders.

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Sir John A. Macdonald
Sir John A. Macdonald

First prime minister of Canada (1867–73, 1878–91), lawyer, businessman and politician.

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