At the time Canada was called Dominion of Canada and John Alexander MacDonald became our first Prime Minister. Serving as such in 1867-73 and then again 1878-91. While in office he was one of the movers and shakers that brought about the Dominion of Canada by unifying four unions, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick And what is now Ontario.
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- Sir John A. Macdonald – Wikipedia
Sir John Alexander Macdonald GCB KCMG PC PC QC (11 January 1815 – 6 June 1891) was the first Prime Minister of Canada (1867–1873, 1878–1891). The dominant figure of Canadian Confederation, he had a political career which spanned almost half a century.
- Sir John A. Macdonald – The Canadian Encyclopedia
Sir John Alexander Macdonald, first prime minister of Canada (1867–73, 1878–91), lawyer, businessman, politician, (born 10 or 11 Jan 1815 in Glasgow, Scotland; died 6 June 1891 in Ottawa).
- Sir John A. Macdonald – Canada History
The first Prime Minister of Canada was truly a founding father. Instrumental in the politics of Upper and Lower Canada he helped bring the provinces of Upper and lower Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick together in 1867 to form Canada.
- Sir John Macdonald | prime minister of Canada | Britannica.com
Sir John Macdonald, in full Sir John Alexander Macdonald (born January 11, 1815, Glasgow, Scotland—died June 6, 1891, Ottawa, Ontario, Dominion of Canada), the first prime minister of the Dominion of Canada (1867–73, 1878–91), who led Canada through its period of early growth.
- Biography – MACDONALD, Sir JOHN ALEXANDER
MACDONALD, Sir JOHN ALEXANDER, lawyer, businessman, and politician; b. 10 Jan. 1815 (the registered date) or 11 Jan. (the date he and his family celebrated) in Glasgow, Scotland, son of Hugh Macdonald and Helen Shaw; m. first 1 Sept. 1843 Isabella Clark (d. 1857) in Kingston, Upper Canada, and they had two sons; m. secondly 16 Feb. 1867 Susan Agnes Bernard* in London, England, and they had a daughter; d. 6 June 1891 in Ottawa.
Sir John A. MacDonald