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photo of Tommy Douglas

Title: Tommy Douglas was leader of Saskatchewan’s CCF party, winning elections in 1944, 1948, 1952, 1956 and 1960. In 1961 he entered federal politics as leader of the New Democratic Party. He is widely known in Canada as the father of Medicare.

Photographer: Barry Philp

Date: [March, 1963]

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photo of Kim Campbell

Title: Canada’s 19th Prime Minister, Kim Campbell, the first, and to date only, woman Prime Minister of Canada. She governed from June 25, 1993 to November 4, 1993.

Photographer: Boris Spremo

Date: July 23, 1993

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photo of Pierre Trudeau

Title: Pierre Trudeau playfully flicks an elastic band the day after winning a federal election in 1980.

Photographer: Boris Spremo

Date: Feb 19, 1980

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