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John A. Macdonald: The Impossible Idea ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB521460
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Julian Biggs, Guy Glover
Directors:  Gordon Burwash
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Fiction, Politics
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1961
Running Time:  27:41


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'The fox is out of tricks,' taunted his opponents. 'Bankrupt of ideas, he offers us clouds.' Such was the reception of the Macdonald vision of a Dominion reaching from sea to sea--an audacious proposal, regarded as uncertain of success even by his supporters. Here is a memorable flashback.

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