Canadian History for Kids: Sir John Abbott

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in Prime Ministers of Canada, Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Sir John Abbott

June 15, 1891 – John Abbott sworn in as Prime Minister after being chosen leader of Conservative Party on John A. Macdonald’s death. This Canadian History for Kids exclusive looks at Canada’s 3rd Prime Minister, Sir John Abbott. The man that never wanted to be Prime Minister! And the first Prime Minister to be born on Canadian soil! Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott was born in St. Andrews, Lower Canada (now Saint-AndrĂ©-d’Argenteuil, Quebec) in 1821. Abbott received an first-rate education from his missionary father.

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Canadian History for Kids: Joe Clark

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Prime Ministers of Canada, Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Joe Clark

May 22, 1979 – Federal Election – Joe Clark leads Progressive Conservative Party of Canada (PCs) to minority power. This Canadian History for Kids exclusive looks at Canada’s 16th Prime Minister, Joe Clark. Joe Who? Joe Clark! Charles Joseph “Joe” Clark, the youngest prime minister to take office, was born June 5, 1939 at High River, Alberta.

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Canadian History for Kids: Charles Tupper

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Prime Ministers of Canada, Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Charles Tupper

May 1, 1896 – Charles Tupper asked by the Governor General to serve as Canada’s 6th Prime Minister on resignation of Mackenzie Bowell. This Canadian History for Kids exclusive looks at Canada’s 6th Prime Minister, Sir Charles Tupper. Well, this is going to be a quick article! Sir Charles Tupper (Conservative Party of Canada) held the office of Prime Minister of Canada from May 1 to July 8, 1896, making him the shortest serving Prime Minister in Canadian history.

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Canadian History for Kids: John Diefenbaker

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Prime Ministers of Canada, Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: John Diefenbaker

March 31, 1958 – Federal Election – John Diefenbaker wins Canada’s 24th general election. This Canadian History for Kids exclusive, looks at Canada’s 13th Prime Minister, John Diefenbaker, Dief the Chief! Diefenbaker was born on September 18, 1895, in Neustadt, Ontario. The Diefenbaker family moved west in 1903, for his father to accept a position near Fort Carlton, then in the Northwest Territories (now in Saskatchewan).

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Canadian History for Kids: Stephen Harper

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in Prime Ministers of Canada, Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: Stephen Harper

January 23, 2006 – Stephen Harper leads Conservative Party of Canada to minority victory. This Canadian History for Kids exclusive, looks at Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, the self confessed hockey nut! Harper grew up in Toronto, the smart, strong, politically-aware son of an accountant. The family was and remains closely-knit. As a senior high school student at Etobicoke’s Richview Collegiate, he was an follower of Pierre Trudeau, but only for a short time. Harper became a passionate conservative.

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Canadian History for Kids: John A. Macdonald

Posted by on Jan 11, 2014 in Prime Ministers of Canada, Sketches of Our Canada

Canadian History for Kids: John A. Macdonald

January 11, 1815 – The birth of John A. Macdonald is registered in Glasgow on this day. This Canadian History for Kids exclusive, looks at our founding father, Sir John A. Macdonald. Sir John A. Macdonald, the first Prime Minister of Canada, was born in Glasgow, Scotland. January 11, 1815. Macdonald and his family left Glasgow Scotland in 1820 and emigrated to Kingston, Ontario. By the age of fifteen he was out working for a law firm in Kingston. He had his own legal practice in the town of Picton, Ontario by age of 19.

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