John Diefenbaker | Brief Biography


John Diefenbaker | Brief Biography

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John Diefenbaker

John Diefenbaker | Brief Biography

John Diefenbaker was the 13th Prime Minister of Canada, serving from June 21, 1957, to April 22, 1963. He was born on September 18, 1895, in Neustadt, Ontario, Canada. Diefenbaker studied law at the University of Saskatchewan and was called to the bar in 1916. He served in the Canadian Army during World War I and then returned to Canada to establish a law practice in Wakaw, Saskatchewan.

In 1940, Diefenbaker was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a member of the Conservative Party. He was a strong supporter of Canadian unity and held various cabinet positions before being elected as leader of the Conservative Party in 1956. As Prime Minister, Diefenbaker is best known for his efforts to improve the lives of Indigenous peoples in Canada and for his efforts to increase the role of the Canadian government in the country’s economy and social programs.

One of Diefenbaker’s most significant accomplishments was the introduction of the Canadian Bill of Rights in 1960, which was the first piece of human rights legislation in Canada. He also implemented several important reforms, including the introduction of universal old-age pensions and the creation of the Canada Pension Plan. Additionally, Diefenbaker established the Royal Commission on Transportation, which led to the creation of the Canadian Transport Commission.

However, John Diefenbaker’s time in office was not without controversy. He faced criticism from some quarters for his handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis and for his relations with the United States. Additionally, his government faced a series of economic challenges, including high inflation and a growing trade deficit.

John Diefenbaker was defeated in the 1963 federal election and retired from politics in 1979. He died on August 16, 1979, in Ottawa, Canada. Despite the controversies and challenges he faced during his time in office, Diefenbaker is widely regarded as one of Canada’s most important and influential prime ministers. He left a lasting legacy on the country, including his contributions to the development of human rights in Canada and his efforts to increase the role of the Canadian government in the country’s economy and social programs. 0 0 0.

N.B. The article ‘John Diefenbaker’ originally belongs to the book ‘Introduction to Men of Letters‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

Books of Biography by M. Menonimus:

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  2. Introduction to World Writers
  3. Introduction to World Personalities
  4. Love of Reputed Persons
  5. Brief Biographies of Prominent Bengali Writers
  6. Brief Biographies of Eminent Monarchs
  7. Brief Biographies of Ancient Thinkers and Writers
  8. Brief Biographies of Eminent Generals and Conquerors
  9. Biographies of Writers Around the World
  10. Introduction to Men of Letters ..

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  13. Analytical Studies of Some Arabic Short Stories
  14. A Brief History of Arabic Literature: Pre-Islamic Period (500 AD-622 AD)
  15. A Brief History of Arabic Literature: Early Islamic Period (622 AD-661 AD)
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