Prime Minister’s bicentennial!
“Were Sir John A. with us today I’m sure he would be honoured that six of the members of the very unique club he founded – the Canadian Premiership – have come together to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth and agreed to serve our Commission as Honourary Commissioners,” said Arthur Milnes, Commissioner of the non-partisan, non-profit Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission. “The fact that these former Prime Ministers come from both parties that have formed governments in our history is important. It attests to the respect leaders of all political persuasions continue to have for the role Sir John A. played in Confederation in 1867 and his guiding the new nation called Canada in its’ earliest days.”
“The Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission is very much in the debt of this group of distinguished Canadians,” Milnes added.
Former Prime Ministers Kim Campbell, Jean Chretien, Joe Clark, Paul Martin,Brian Mulroney and John Turner have all agreed to serve as joint Honourary Commissioners of the body charged with organizing and encouraging events and celebrations in Kingston, and nationally, in the lead-up to and including 2015. The bicentennial of Sir John A’s birth will be marked on January 11, 2015, Sir John A. Macdonald Day, by an Act of Parliament.
For further information contact Commissioner Arthur Milnes in Kingston at (613) 328-5592 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or, visit the Commission’s website at sirjohna2015.ca