rom the origins of Canada's earliest peoples, through colonial government and Confederation, systems of government have evolved in Canada.
Politics and the Political Process
Sites, people and events notable in the political life of the land are included under this sub-theme. Examples include William Lyon Mackenzie King
, Canada's longest-serving Prime Minister, Martha Louise Black
, the second woman elected as a Member of Parliament, and the Étienne-Paschal Taché House
, the home of a Father of Confederation in Montmagny, Quebec.
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Father of Confederation
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Elected as Member
The focus here is on government in various spheres, including legislatures, First Nations councils and government-sponsored services. Among the commemorations in this category are the New Québec Customs House, the Chilliwack City Hall in British Columbia and the Central Emergency Government Headquarters, referred to as the "Diefenbunker", a cold war bunker built in Carp, near Ottawa, to house the Canadian government in the event of nuclear war.
National Historic Sites Of Canada System Plan