Monday, January 31, 2011

Canada 10 Dollar

Front: Sir John Alexander Macdonald
Back: Warfare and remembrance; this is accompanied by the first verse of John McCrae's poem "In Flanders Fields"

first Prime Minister of Canada and the dominant figure of Canadian Confederation. Macdonald's tenure in office spanned 18 years, making him the second longest serving Prime Minister of Canada. He won praise for having helped forge a nation of sprawling geographic size, with two diverse European colonial origins, numerous Aboriginal nations, and a multiplicity of cultural backgrounds and political views.
A few months after he opened his first law office in 1835, Macdonald moved with his parents and sisters to this two-and-a-half-storey stone house on Kingston's Rideau Street.
Library and Archives Canada.

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