|Added by||Alain Martineau|
|General Description :||Official First Day Cover cancelled in Kingston, Ontario
The stamp was designed by Louis Gagnon at Paprika in Montréal
Stamp celebrates life and legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald on the 200th anniversary of his birth, as Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald served 19 of the first 24 years following Confederation. Sir John A. Macdonald not only led negotiations that created Canada, but he also guided a growing and maturing Canada.
Macdonald took a leading role during the Charlottetown and Québec conferences that laid the foundation for Confederation and the creation of Canada in 1867. Enormously popular, he won six out of seven post-Confederation elections. This made him prime minister for 19 of Canada’s first 24 years and the second-longest serving prime minister in Canadian history.
Macdonald expanded the country by including the provinces of Manitoba, British Columbia and Prince Edward Island, as well as securing land that became today’s Northwest Territories and Nunavut. From building a transcontinental railway, founding the forerunner of the RCMP and creating the country’s first national park, to adopting British spelling rather than American, Macdonald had an enormous legacy.
His death in office in 1891 was marked by tributes from political allies and opponents alike. Thousands of people paid their respects when he lay in state in Parliament, and mourners lined the tracks as a train carried him to his resting place in his hometown of Kingston, Ontario.
|Face value||P for PERMANENT™ domestic rate $0.85|
|Catalog code||Canada post # 413972111|
|Series||Canadian Prime Ministers|
|Stamp use||Definitive stamp|
|Print run||150,000 booklet of 10 stamps|
|Designer||Louis Gagnon, Paprika, Montréal QC|
|Print technique||Lithography in 5 colours|
|Printed by||Canadian Bank Note Company|
|Perforation||Simulated perforation (SP)|
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