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John A. Macdonald: The Impossible Idea

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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.

1961, 27 min 41 s