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Colleagues.

[Dief with Cabinet.]

Diefenbaker at the swearing-in ceremony for his cabinet, August 1962. It was held at the PM's residence because Dief was recovering from a broken ankle—that's why he's sitting down. Note Ellen Fairclough in the photo, the first female cabinet minister in history.

These are biographies, writings, and other documents relating to people Diefenbaker worked with.


[Dief Icon] Dief and speaker Lucien Lamoureux. Mr. Lamoureux died on Thursday July 16, 1998.
[Dief Icon] Father Sean O'Sullivan Memorial Park. He was Canada's youngest MP, and special assistant to Dief.
[Dief Icon] Univeristy of Victoria Special Collections: George R. Pearkes. He was Minister of Defence in Dief's cabinet. He was involved in the cancellation of the Arrow.
[Dief Icon] Liberal legend served three PMs. The Ottawa Citizen, November 15, 1997. An obituary for Jack Pickersgill, an opposition MP when Dief was in power. As Dief described Pickersgill, "Parliament without Pick would be like hell without the devil."
[Dief Icon] George Hees - Obituary. Minister of Trade and Commerce. The Ottawa Citizen, June 13, 1996.
[Dief Icon] George Pearkes - Biography. Diefenbaker's Minister of Defence (at the time of the Avro Arrow cancellation.)
[Dief Icon] E. Davie Fulton - Biography. Diefenbaker's Minister of Justice.
[Dief Icon] Douglas Harkness - Biography. Diefenbaker's Minister of Defence towards the latter part of his term.

Last updated: June 28, 1998.

   Dief Pick: [Dief's head]
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