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Canada's prime ministers: A day of honor

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  Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006

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Video from CTVNEWS.com

Here are video segments from CTV, grouped by prime minister and further subdivided into current and archive clips.

Lester B. Pearson

Current
Pearson on the UN - Prime Minister Pearson, who was President of the United Nations General Assembly (1952-1953), talks about Canada's place in the UN and the world.


Pearson lights Centennial Flame (January 1, 1967) - Prime Minister Pearson launches Canada's 100th anniversary celebrations by lighting the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill.


W-FIVE: Lester Pearson (January 1,1968) - W-FIVE host Charles Templeton interviews Prime Minister Lester Pearson just a few months before his retirement from politics.


Pearson resigns (April 6, 1968) - Prime Minister Pearson gives his farewell speech at the Liberal leadership convention of 1968, where Pierre Elliott Trudeau was named as his successor.


Canada AM: Pearson on his peers (1972) - In one of his last television interviews, former prime minister Lester Pearson recalls his interactions with Mackenzie King, Winston Churchill, F.D.R., R.B.Bennett, J.G. Diefenbaker and Louis St. Laurent.



Robert Borden

Current
Former prime minister Brian Mulroney on Robert Borden (Jan. 26, 2002)



John Diefenbaker

Current
Former prime minister Joe Clark on John George Diefenbaker (Jan. 19, 2002) - Joe Clark on the man he sometimes fought against, but who he admits was a Canadian populist with a strong, inclusive sense of social justice.


Archive
Diefenbaker on the Canadian Bill of Rights (1958) - Prime Minister Diefenbaker on the freedoms enjoyed by all Canadians under the new Canadian Bill of Rights.


Diefenbaker video obituary (Aug.16, 1979) - CTV News coverage of the death of former prime minister Diefenbaker at the age of 83.


Various soundbites from 'Dief, the Chief' - Known for his preacher-like delivery, here are a collection of memorable soundbites that exemplify Diefenbaker's oratory style.



Sir John A. Macdonald

Current
Former prime minister John Turner on Sir John A. Macdonald (Jan. 12, 2002) - A Liberal lauds the achievements and special qualities of Canada's first leader -- who was a Conservative.


Archive
Brian Mulroney marks the centennial anniversary of John A. Macdonald's death (June 6, 1991) - CTV's Leslie Jones reports on prime minister Mulroney's attendance at the commemorative ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of John A. Macdonald's death held in Kingston, Ontario.


W-FIVE: John A. Macdonald (January 8, 1967) - Prof. Donald Creighton, John A. Macdonald biographer, talks to W-FIVE about the man who ushered Canada into nationhood.


 
 


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