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On This Day in Canada’s Political History: Mackenzie King Becomes the Commonwealth’s Longest Serving Prime Minister

Apr 20 2021 — Arthur Milnes — It was on this date in 1948 that Mackenzie King – Canada’s longest-serving Prime Minister—chalked up another record in his ground-breaking career, becoming the Commonwealth’s longest-serving Prime Minister. It had been an incredible journey. Members of the House of Commons paused on this date to give Prime Minister King his due.

On This Day in Canada’s Political History: Mackenzie King Becomes the Commonwealth’s Longest Serving Prime Minister

Apr 20 2021 — Arthur Milnes — It was on this date in 1948 that Mackenzie King – Canada’s longest-serving Prime Minister—chalked up another record in his ground-breaking career, becoming the Commonwealth’s longest-serving Prime Minister.  It had been an incredible journey.  Members of the House of Commons paused on this date to give Prime Minister King his due. Here are the generous […]

On This Day in Canada’s Political History: David Milgaard Released from Stony Mountain Penitentiary

Apr 16 2021 — Arthur Milnes — It was on this date in 1992 that David Milgaard’s journey seeking truth and justice brought him a little closer to exoneration. Wrongfully convicted of the 1969 Saskatoon murder of nurse Gail Miller, Milgaard spent 23 years in prison, maintaining his innocence the entire time, making him ineligible for parole. His mother, Joyce, led an […]

On This Day in Canada’s Political History: David Milgaard Released from Stony Mountain Penitentiary

Apr 16 2021 — Arthur Milnes — It was on this date in 1992 that David Milgaard’s journey seeking truth and justice brought him a little closer to exoneration.  Wrongfully convicted of the 1969 Saskatoon murder of nurse Gail Miller, Milgaard spent 23 years in prison, maintaining his innocence the entire time, making him ineligible for parole. His mother, Joyce, led an […]