Special Sub-Topic: Who Were These Canadian Prime Ministers?
|He is the only Canadian prime minister to have been born in Berlin, Ontario. Which of this was it?|
William Lyon Mackenzie King. Mackenzie King, grandson of rebel William Lyon Mackenzie, was born in Berlin, Ontario. In 1916, Berlin changed its name to Kitchener because of anti German feelings due to World War I.
|Of the first eight prime ministers eligible to be knighted, this Scottish born prime minister was the only one to refuse the honour.|
Alexander Mackenzie. Mackenzie came to Canada at age 20 and still harboured anti English feelings as prime minister.
|Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, he served the shortest time as prime minister at 69 days (as of 2005).|
Charles Tupper. He was also the oldest to assume office at 74 years old.
|Born in Halifax, he died, after two years as prime minister, in England, just after being named to Queen Victoria's Privy Council.|
John Thompson. Thompson died at the age of 49 of a heart attack. He was also the first Roman Catholic to be prime minister.
|This prime minister was the first to be born in British Columbia. Port Alberni on Vancouver Island was the birthplace of this prime minister.|
Kim Campbell. As of 2005, Campbell still remains the only woman ever to be head of government in North America.
|As of 2005, he became the youngest ever prime minister. This prime minister was also the first born in Alberta.|
Joe Clark. Clark was born in High River and was prime minister, for nine months, of a Conservative minority government. He was 39 years old. His budget brought a vote of non confidence and forced an election. Pierre Trudeau returned to lead Canada for four more years.
|Born in St-Lin, Quebec, this prime minister became the first Francophone prime minister.|
Wilfred Laurier. Laurier also served the longest uninterrupted term of any Canadian prime minister as of 2005.
|Born in Montreal, this prime minister officially recognized Canada as bilingual and multicultural.|
Pierre Trudeau. Trudeau also enacted the War Measures Act, introduced the metric system, and fought for nuclear disarmament.
|This prime minister, born in Hopewell, New Brunswick, retired to England and was elevated to the British House of Lords. |
Richard B Bennett. He became Viscount Bennett when elevated to the House of Lords. As of 2005, he is the only prime minister not buried in Canada.
|Born in Richmond, Surrey, England, he served for just under three months as prime minister.|
John Turner. Turner moved to Canada with his parents at the age of three. He was only prime minister for a few months. He was soundly defeated by Brian Mulroney and the Progressive Conservatives in 1984 after only serving as prime minister for just under three months.
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