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"I am a Canadian,
free to speak without fear,
free to worship in my own way,
free to stand for what I think right,
free to oppose what I believe wrong,
or free to choose those
who shall govern my country.
This heritage of freedom
I pledge to uphold
for myself and all mankind."
From the Canadian Bill of Rights,
July 1, 1960.
This is NOT a page about Diefenbaker, the dog from Due South.
A quick biography
John George Diefenbaker was born on September 18, 1895 in Neustadt, Ontario to William
and Mary (Bannerman). He was prime minister of Canada as a Progressive
Conservative from June 21, 1957 to April 22, 1963. Although he spent less than six years as Prime Minister, he spent many years in the Opposition, keeping his opponents on their toes.
He was married twice, to Edna Brower, then after her death, Olive Palmer. He had no children.
When he died on August 16, 1979, according to his funeral plans his
body was shipped from Ottawa to Saskatoon by train for burial.
Thousands of Canadians lined the tracks to bid farewell to Dief.
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