Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Sir John Alexander Macdonald, was the first Prime Minister of Canada. The dominant figure of the Canadian Confederation. He had a political career which spanned almost half a century. Macdonald served 19 years as the first Canadian Prime Minister. Macdonald was designated as the first Prime Minister of the new nation, and served in that capacity for most of the remainder of his life, losing office for five years in the 1870s over the Pacific Scandal. After regaining his position, he saw the railroad through to completion in 1885. Now there is transportation and freight conveyance that helped unite Canada as one nation. Macdonald is credited with creating a Canadian Confederation despite many obstacles, and expanding what was a relatively small colony to cover the northern half of North America. By the time of his death in 1891, Canada had secured most of the territory it occupies today. Without this man Canada wouldn't be the nation it is today. We wouldnt have Conferderation and most likely we wouldn't be a independent nation.