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FIF 207 Canadian Prime Ministers

Course Description

Canadian prime ministers have enormous power, shaping our lives for good or ill. This course will provide you with the historical foundation required to understand how prime ministers have impacted the lives of Canadians from the 1860s to the present. We look at the policies and personalities of important prime ministers such as Macdonald, Laurier, Borden, King, and Trudeau, the growth of prime ministerial power in the 20th century, and the ways in which prime ministers have reacted to great events such as Confederation, the two world wars, the October FLQ crisis of 1970, and Quebec separatism.


There is a 20% reduced fee for students 65 years of age or older at the time of registration. You must register by phone (403-220-2952) or in person to receive this discount.

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