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"We had lunch at Diefenbaker’s house and he insisted on telling all these Churchill stories in accent and calling him “old Winston” or “the old boy” or something." - Jacqueline Kennedy on John Diefenbaker during the first couple’s official visit to Canada in May 1961. (The Camelot Kennedy Built)

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President and Mrs. John Kennedy; Prime Minister and Mrs. John Diefenbaker stand during playing of the National Anthem, shortly following the Chief Executive's arrival here May 16. In the back is Group Captain C.H. Mussells. | Location: Uplands, Canada. Date Photographed:16 May 1961

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from Face in the Blue

Diefenbaker’s Foreign Policy

The Chief: former Canadian prime minister John Diefenbaker - when he was on the campaign trail in the fifties, and took the time to shake hands with schoolkids like me

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Prime Minister John and Olive Diefenbaker with President John F. and Jackie Kennedy on Parliament Hill ~ 17 May 1961❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacqueline_Kennedy_Onassis

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Oleg Cassini (American, b. France, 1913-2006) Medium: Silk, wool, A three-piece dress and coat ensemble. The dress consists of a two-piece ensemble in beige silk and wool with a shell top and a pleated A-line skirt. The coat is beige silk and wool ribbed ottoman, with four cloth-covered buttons. Historical Note: This outfit was worn by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy during her State visit to Canada at a lunch with Prime Minister John Diefenbaker on May 17, 1961.

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I am Canadian. John Diefenbaker~~ John Diefenbaker described the day of her (Queen Victoria) death in his memoirs: “When Queen Victoria died, Father regarded it as one of the most calamitous events of all time. Would the world ever be the same? I can see him now. When he came home to tell us the news, he broke down and cried.”

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July 1, 1960 | "I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship God in my own way, free to stand up for what I think right, free to oppose what I think wrong, free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind." ~ John G. Diefenbaker

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