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  John Diefenbaker - MSN Encarta
However, Diefenbaker developed into a forceful speaker, and when he was finally elected to the House of Commons, he became nationally known as a defender of individual and minority rights.
John George Diefenbaker was born in Grey County, Ontario, in 1895, but in 1903 his family moved to Fort Carlton, Saskatchewan.
Although the Conservative cause seemed hopeless, Diefenbaker ran in the 1938 provincial election as a candidate from Arm River and was defeated.
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 John Diefenbaker Summary
John Diefenbaker was born in Neustadt, Ontario, on Sept. 18, 1895.
Diefenbaker was born on September 18, 1895, in Neustadt, Ontario, to William Thomas Diefenbaker and Mary Florence Bannerman.
Diefenbaker received a BA in 1915, an MA in Political Science and Economics in 1916, and an LL.B in 1919 from the University of Saskatchewan.
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 John Diefenbaker information - Search.com
In 1920 Diefenbaker was elected as an alderman for the municipal council of the Town of Wakaw, Saskatchewan.
Diefenbaker served as the leader of the Saskatchewan Conservative Party from 1936-1938, having taken over the party after it was wiped out in the 1934 provincial election that brought down the Tory government of Premier James Thomas Milton Anderson.
Diefenbaker's oratory skill and a desire for change by the populace propelled him to victory in the 1957 election, after which he was able to form a minority government.
www.search.com /reference/John_Diefenbaker   (2476 words)

  
 The Globe and Mail: Prime Ministers - He made it matter to be Canadian
John Diefenbaker was a flawed hero, says former PM JOE CLARK.
John Diefenbaker - that passionate, difficult, courageous, Western populist - enlarged both our sense of Canada's geography, and the ranks of Canadians who felt they truly belonged to this country.
John Diefenbaker was far from faultless as prime minister.
www.theglobeandmail.com /series/primeministers/stories/jd-20020119.html   (1124 words)

  
 John Diefenbaker - Biography and Photo
John Diefenbaker was a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Diefenbaker was known by several nicknames during his career, including "Dief the Chief", (or simply "the Chief") "J.G.D.", and "The Leader" (a monicker that continued to be applied to him even after his leaving the post of prime minister).
Diefenbaker's final term of office would see the escalation of a nuclear arms question brought on by the imported Bomarc missiles and the Voodoo aircraft that had replaced the Avro Arrow.
www.canadiancontent.net /people/politics/John-Diefenbaker.html   (765 words)

  
 Saskatoon Airport Authority - About Us - About John G. Diefenbaker
When the Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker was elected Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan in 1969, he generously indicated his intention to donate his papers, his personal library and collected memorabilia to his alma mater.
Indeed, the formation of the Diefenbaker Government on June 21, 1957 may be said to have begun a new era in Canadian political history.
Diefenbaker again captured the imagination and admiration of Canadians, if not quite enough of their votes, in the most spectacular one-man political campaign this country has ever seen.
www.yxe.ca /about/diefenbaker.php   (832 words)

  
 CanadaInfo: Government: Federal: Prime Minister: Former Prime Ministers: Diefenbaker
John George Diefenbaker was born in Neustadt, Ontario in 1895; his parents were of German and Scottish decent.
Diefenbaker quickly established himself as a sucessful criminal lawyer.
Diefenbaker was elected leader of the Conservative party of Saskatchewan in 1936, but the party won no seats in the 1938 election.
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  John George Diefenbaker
Diefenbaker served a brief stint in the army, acquiring the rank of Lieutenant in the 105th Saskatoon Fusiliers.
Diefenbaker made one of the most controversial decisions of the last century in Canada in 1959 when his government cancelled the development and manufacture of the Avro Arrow, a Mach 2 supersonic jet fighter built by A.V. Roe Canada (Avro), in Malton[?], Ontario, just west of Toronto.
Diefenbaker died on August 16, 1979 in Ottawa, Ontario and is buried beside the Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker Centre at the University of Saskatchewan[?] in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/jo/John_George_Diefenbaker.html   (301 words)

  
 John Diefenbaker - Article about John Diefenbaker
Diefenbaker was born on 18 September 1895, in Neustadt, Ontario, to William Thomas Diefenbaker and Mary Florence Bannerman.
In 1920, Diefenbaker was elected as an alderman for the municipal council of the Town of Wakaw, Saskatchewan.
Diefenbaker's oratory skill and a desire for change by the populace propelled him to victory in the 1957 election, after which he was able to form a minority government.
yawiki.org /proc/John_Diefenbaker   (2503 words)

  
 Diefenbaker, John George
John Diefenbaker at the Ottawa convention in 1956 when he was chosen to succeed George Drew as leader of the Conservative Party (courtesy NAC).
In June 1939 Diefenbaker was nominated for the federal riding of Lake Centre and in March 1940 he was elected an MP.
Olive Diefenbaker was closely associated with her husband's political career for the rest of her life.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1SEC866665   (459 words)

  
 Diefenbaker-Biography-First Among Equals
John George Diefenbaker was born in Neustadt, Ontario in 1895; his parents were of German and Scottish descent.
Diefenbaker attended the University of Saskatchewan, graduating with a general B.A. in 1915 and an M.A. in political science and economics in 1916.
Sir John A. Macdonald was Diefenbaker's hero, and he was determined to have a state funeral as grand as that which had honoured Canada's first prime minister.
www.collectionscanada.ca /primeministers/h4-3331-e.html   (828 words)

  
 John Diefenbaker at AllExperts
Diefenbaker was known by several nicknames during his career, "J.G.D.", and "The Leader" (a monicker that continued to be applied to him even after his leaving the post of prime minister), but most affectionaly as "Dief the Chief", (or simply "the Chief").
Diefenbaker was born on September 18, 1895, in Neustadt, Ontario, to William Thomas Diefenbaker and Mary Florence Bannerman.
Diefenbaker made what some believe to have been one of the most controversial policy decisions of the last century in Canada on February 20, 1959 when his government cancelled the development and manufacture of the Avro Arrow.
en.allexperts.com /e/j/jo/john_diefenbaker.htm   (2514 words)

  
 CM Magazine: John Diefenbaker: An Appointment with Destiny. (Quest Library, 9).
Because we have come to think of Diefenbaker primarily in his role as a national leader of the Progressive Conservative Party, the book performs a useful service in showing how his political education was, in fact, shaped at the provincial and municipal levels.
In treating Diefenbaker as a rather ordinary, but frequently misunderstood, individual and by treating his opponents as impatient and self-serving, the author seems to ignore the complexity of the man and of his relationships a complexity that is such a critical element in understanding his rise to power and his fall from grace.
Often people like Diefenbaker come to embody the attitudes and perspectives of a significant segment of the population, and, in his case, these arguably included the "alienated" and westerners suspicious of multiculturalism and bilingualism.
umanitoba.ca /cm/vol8/no4/dief.html   (830 words)

  
 CBC Documentary Special: A Flag for Canada - John Diefenbaker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John Diefenbaker had been Canada's prime minister since 1957 before he was defeated by Liberal Lester Pearson in April 1963.
Diefenbaker was a man of tradition who favoured keeping the Red Ensign as Canada's national flag.
Diefenbaker's own Quebec MP's - who were in favour of a new flag without the Union Jack - finally put an end to the debate by urging the Pearson government to use closure.
www.cbc.ca /documentaries/flagforcanada/diefenbaker.html   (633 words)

  
 Quotes by Prime Ministers - John Diefenbaker - Canadawiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John Diefenbaker - "Is it not possible, that if at this time the United States declared an end to bombing for a period of two months as a beginning, there would be laid a foundation from which the possibility of peaceful negotiation might be the result?" - House of Commons on Vietnam, November 23, 1962
John Diefenbaker - "The explosion of such a diabolical device would be a brutal offense against humanity for which there can be no justifiable excuse, either in terms of defense or of simply common sense.
John Diefenbaker - "Whatever history may record of President Kennedy, his stand on behalf of the equality of all men without regard to colour was to me an earnest endeavour to bring about the culmination of the dreams, the idealism and the life work of Lincoln....
canadawiki.org /index.php/Quotes_by_Prime_Ministers_-_John_Diefenbaker   (4623 words)

  
 John Diefenbaker: 'the Chief' - Saskatchewan @ 100 - CBC Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John Diefenbaker: 'the Chief' - Saskatchewan @ 100 - CBC Archives
After several unsuccessful attempts, Diefenbaker finally won a seat in the House of Commons in 1940 for the riding of Lake Centre, Sask. In 1956, he was elected to lead the Conservative party.
Diefenbaker's Conservative government also ushered in the Canadian Bill of Rights and was responsible for the infamous cancellation of the Avro Arrow project.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-69-1931-12555/life_society/saskatchewan_100/clip8   (487 words)

  
 John George Diefenbaker
He is well known for not getting along with United States President John F. Kennedy, who thought Diefenbaker "boring".
Diefenbaker was also instrumental in bringing in the Canadian Bill of Rights in 1960.
This was the first attempt to legally codify the basic rights of Canadian citizens but because the Bill of Rights was not a constitutional amendment, it had little legal power and was largely ignored by the courts.
www.teachersparadise.com /ency/en/wikipedia/j/jo/john_george_diefenbaker.html   (382 words)

  
 CBC Documentary Special: CANADA'S WAR IN COLOUR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The new flag offended his arch rival, former PM John Diefenbaker who announced that the flag would pass parliament 'over his dead body'.
John Matheson was handed the task of heading an all party committee to chose a new flag for Canada.
In 1964 he was asked by John Matheson for his opinion on a national flag for Canada.
www.cbc.ca /documentaries/flagforcanada/participants_printer.html   (2179 words)

  
 The Right Honourable John George Diefenbaker
Diefenbaker's politics were radical and often contrary to Conservative values.
In September 1960, Diefenbaker addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations condemning communism years before the fall of communism and the Berlin Wall.
Diefenbaker's anti-apartheid statement, 1961, contributed to South Africa withdrawing from the Commonwealth.
www3.sympatico.ca /goweezer/canada/diefenbaker.htm   (636 words)

  
 The Diefenbaker Gravesite
Diefenbaker wanted to be buried with his late wife Olive, on the grounds of the centre, on the university campus.
John Diefenbaker died at the age of 83 on August 16, 1979.
John Diefenbaker, a prairie populist and spellbinding speaker, advocated that all Canadians should be "unhyphenated Canadians." He served as prime minister from 1957 to 1963.
www.sfn.saskatoon.sk.ca /arts/scha/dief/dief.html   (655 words)

  
 Saskatoon Airport Authority - About Us - Role of Saskatoon Airport Authority
Yet, as the fifth anniversary of the Authority and the 75th Anniversary of the Saskatoon Airport were marked in 2004, it is clear that the Authority has developed into a financially sound, modern and successful airport, totally committed to the growth of Saskatoon as a vibrant center for industry, commerce and tourism.
Amongst the many accomplishments in the spirit of partnership is the agreement with the City of Saskatoon on an innovative approach to stabilize municipal taxation of the airport.
Operating the Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport is a complex and exacting undertaking that continues 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
www.yxe.ca /about/role.php   (1084 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - John Diefenbaker Information
In 1958, seeking to increase his majority in the House of Commons, Diefenbaker called for new elections; his party won the largest majority in Canadian history.
In 1963, however, Diefenbaker refused to accept atomic warheads for missiles supplied by the USA, and the Progressive Conservative Party was ousted after losing a no-confidence vote in parliament.
Diefenbaker was born in Grey County, Ontario, and educated at Saskatchewan University.
www.allrefer.com /john-diefenbaker   (255 words)

  
 H-Net Review: Gordon L. Barnhart on Rogue Tory: Life and Legend of John G. Diefenbaker
John George Diefenbaker, Canada's thirteenth Prime Minister, has been called a "rogue," a "renegade," a western hero, and the defender of the "underdog." Throughout Diefenbaker's life, he was either loved or hated; there was little ground for neutrality.
Diefenbaker, from an early age, showed signs of indecision, and a lack of trust in his friends and supporters to the point of paranoia.
Diefenbaker was too set in his ways to change and to keep pace with a changing country.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=2154864079377   (1156 words)

  
 John Diefenbaker dies at 83 - "On This Day" - CBC Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John George Diefenbaker, Canada's Progressive Conservative prime minister from 1957 to 1963, had a heart attack and collapsed at his Ottawa home today.
Diefenbaker's massive mahogany casket was in a specially converted baggage car.
In 1960, Diefenbaker gave native people the right to vote without losing their treaty rights and appointed the first native senator.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-73-2303-13501-10/on_this_day/politics_economy/twt   (684 words)

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