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canada prime minister funeral death diefenbaker


Release Date: January 01, 1981

Year    :   1981
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Documentary
Production Companies    :   ONF | NFB
Director    :   William Canning
Producers    :   Barrie Howells, William Canning, Mark Zannis
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RunTime    :   27 mins.

This documentary short is a portrait of Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party and 13th prime minister of Canada, John George Diefenbaker (1895-1979). Diefenbaker's political career spanned 6 decades. When he died in 1979, his state funeral and final train trip west became more a celebration of life than a victory for death.

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