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GOVERNING CANADA

Governing Canada

rom the origins of Canada's earliest peoples, through colonial government and Confederation, systems of government have evolved in Canada.

William Lyon Mackenzie King - Longest Serving Prime Minister of 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.

Étienne-Paschal Taché House, Quebec - Eclectic Home of Father of Confederation Martha Louise Black - Second Woman Elected as Member of Parliament
Étienne-Paschal Taché
House, Quebec

Eclectic Home of
Father of Confederation
   Martha Louise Black
Second Woman
Elected as Member
of Parliament

Government Institutions

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.

Establishment of the North-West Mounted Police Establishment of the North-West Mounted Police
Fort Walsh, Saskatchewan - Early North-West Mounted Police Post Establishment of the North-West Mounted Police
Fort Walsh, Saskatchewan - Early North-West Mounted Police Post Establishment of the North-West Mounted Police


National Historic Sites Of Canada System Plan

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