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John Diefenbaker: Elected one last time

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 thanks the voters three months before his death.
Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: April 30, 1979
Guest(s): John Diefenbaker, Stan Hovdebo
Reporter: John Davidson
Duration: 2:06

Last updated: April 18, 2013

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