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John Diefenbaker's still got it in '76

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."

Diefenbaker electrifies the 1976 Conservative leadership convention.
Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News Special
Broadcast Date: Feb. 19, 1976
Guest(s): John Diefenbaker
Duration: 8:40

Last updated: April 18, 2013

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