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John Diefenbaker: The Coyne affair

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."

James Coyne, the governor of the Bank of Canada shows up the government.
Medium: Television
Program: Newsmagazine
Broadcast Date: Dec. 27, 1961
Reporter: Norman DePoe
Duration: 0:57

Last updated: April 18, 2013

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