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John Diefenbaker concedes in '63

His eyes blazing and his finger stabbing the air, John George Diefenbaker set 1950s Canada alight with his vision of a bountiful land on the threshold of greatness. Yet many feel the Saskatchewan lawyer's promise as prime minister exceeded his deeds. His own party eventually turned against him. But nobody can deny that "Dief the Chief" forged an intense bond with his beloved "average Canadians."

Dief loses the prime ministership.
Dief loses the prime ministership.
Medium: Radio
Program: CBC Radio News Special
Broadcast Date: April 21, 1963
Guest(s): John Diefenbaker
Duration: 11:14

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