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It was on this date in 1880 that Canada established the position of High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. And in filling the post Sir John A. Macdonald turned to a political heavyweight to represent Canada in London, Father of Confederation Alexander Tilloch Galt. To illustrate the importance Canada attached to relations with the British during this period, consider that Galt’s appointment occurred more than 40 years before Canada had an ambassador in Washington in place.
Arthur Milnes is an accomplished public historian and award-winning journalist.  He was research assistant on The Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney’s best-selling Memoirs and also served as a speechwriter to then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper and as a Fellow of the Queen’s Centre for the Study of Democracy under the leadership of Tom Axworthy.  A resident of Kingston, Ontario, Milnes serves as the in-house historian at the 175 year-old Frontenac Club Hotel.
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