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John Diefenbaker: Hail and farewell

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."

Dalton Camp beats Dief in the battle for a leadership review.
Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News Special
Broadcast Date: Sept. 9, 1967
Guest(s): Dalton Camp, John Diefenbaker
Duration: 1:32

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