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How Well Do You Know Canada's Prime Ministers? (Level: Expert)

Because Justin didn't do all the work by himself

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  1. Who was Canada's youngest Prime Minister?

    Because everybody has to start somewhere.
    Calgary Herald

    Because everybody has to start somewhere.

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    The 16th Prime Minister of Canada, Joseph Clark

    On June 4, 1979, the day before his 40th birthday, Joe Clark was sworn in as Canada's youngest prime minister.

    The 16th Prime Minister of Canada, Joseph Clark
    Via National Post
  2. Which Prime Minster's Government Introduced the Civil Marriage Act to Canada?

    Because someone had to do it.
    Toronto Sun

    Because someone had to do it.

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    The 21st Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Martin

    The Civil Marriage Act was introduced by Prime Minister Paul Martin's Liberal minority government in the Canadian House of Commons on February 1, 2005 as Bill C-38. It was passed by the House of Commons on June 28, 2005, by the Senate on July 19, 2005, and it received Royal Assent the following day.

    The 21st Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Martin
    Via CNEWS
  3. Who created the Canadian Radio-Television Commission? (Which later became CBC / Radio-Canada)

    Because someone had to let Canadians listen to other Canadians.
    Toronto Star

    Because someone had to let Canadians listen to other Canadians.

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    The 11th Prime Minister of Canada, Richard Bennett

    Richard Bennett created the Canadian Radio-Television Commission giving Canadians their own radio stations and programs in 1922.

    The 11th Prime Minister of Canada, Richard Bennett
    Via The Canadian Encyclopedia
  4. Who appointed Ellen Fairclough to Secretary of State for Canada? (The first woman ever to serve in the Canadian Cabinet)

    Because it was 1957.
    Canada Online

    Because it was 1957.

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    The 13th Prime Minister of Canada, John Diefenbaker

    He also nominated Senator James Gladstone, the first First Nation person to serve in the Canadian Senate, in January 1958.

    The 13th Prime Minister of Canada, John Diefenbaker
    Via Ottawa.ca
  5. Who is the only Canadian Prime Minister to have earned a PhD?

    Please hire. Desperate.
    uToronto

    Please hire. Desperate.

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    The 10th Prime Minister of Canada, William Lyon Mackenzie King

    King earned five university degrees. He obtained three degrees from the University of Toronto: B.A. 1895, LL.B. 1896 and M.A. 1897; he earned his LL.B. in 1896 from Osgoode Hall Law School. He earned an M.A. in political economy from Harvard in 1898. In 1909, Harvard granted him a PhD for a dissertation on "Oriental Immigration to Canada".

    The 10th Prime Minister of Canada, William Lyon Mackenzie King
    Via UpperCanadaHistory.ca
  6. Who won the Albert Einstein Peace Prize in 1984 as a reward for his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons?

    Because peace is nice.
    NobelPrize

    Because peace is nice.

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    The 15th Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Elliott Trudeau

    The Albert Einstein Peace Prize was a peace prize awarded annually between 1980 and 1992 by the Albert Einstein Peace Prize Foundation.

    The 15th Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Elliott Trudeau
    Via Biographi.ca
  7. Who refused a knighthood offered by the Queen Victoria? (Three Times)

    Because 'Constitutional Monarchy'.
    information-britain.co.uk

    Because 'Constitutional Monarchy'.

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    The 2nd Prime Minister of Canada, Alexander Mackenzie

    In 1873, Mackenzie was the first Liberal Leader of Canada. It was unusual for a man of Mackenzie's humble origins to attain such a position in an age which generally offered such opportunity only to the privileged.

    The 2nd Prime Minister of Canada, Alexander Mackenzie
    Via Toronto Sun
  8. Who adopted the Firearms Act? (Banning Canadians to carry a firearm in public)

    Because no one really needs a gun, now do they?
    CBC

    Because no one really needs a gun, now do they?

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    The 20th Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chrétien

    The Firearms Act, 1995 is the Canadian law pertaining to the right to possess a firearm, means of transportation and offenses relating to the violation of this act. The act was created in response to the Ecole Polytechnique massacre in Montréal.

    The 20th Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chrétien
    Via CBC
  9. Who created Canada's first National Park?

    Because someone needed to protect this.
    Parks Canada

    Because someone needed to protect this.

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    The 1st Prime Minister of Canada, Sir John A. Macdonald

    Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains. The park, located 110–180 kilometres west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, encompasses 6,641 square kilometres of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes.

    The 1st Prime Minister of Canada, Sir John A. Macdonald
  10. Who created the Royal Commission on the Arts, Letters and Sciences?

    Because who doesn't love federal funding for a wide range of cultural activities?
    National Art Gallery of Canada

    Because who doesn't love federal funding for a wide range of cultural activities?

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    The 12th Primer Minister of Canada, Louis St-Laurent

    The Massey Commission, formally known as the Royal Commission on National Development in the Arts, Letters and Sciences, was officially appointed on 8 April 1949 by Prime Minister Louis St-Laurent.

    The 12th Primer Minister of Canada, Louis St-Laurent
    Via CBC
  11. Who died from a heart attack dining with the Queen of England?

    Because 'Fooooooooooood'
    information-britain.co.uk

    Because 'Fooooooooooood'

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    The 5th Prime Minister of Canada, John Thompson

    On Wednesday, 12 December, he went down to Windsor Castle to be sworn in as the Right Honourable Sir John Thompson. The ceremony was not long; afterward, sitting down to lunch, he fainted. Taken to a room near by, he recovered, saying, “It seems too absurd to faint like this,” and returned to the table; before he could eat anything, suddenly, without a sound, he fell backward into the arms of Sir John Watt Reid, the queen’s doctor, who had been placed beside him. Thompson did not move or breathe again. A massive heart attack had killed him.

    The 5th Prime Minister of Canada, John Thompson
    Via Britannia
  12. Who was the first baby boomer to hold the Prime Minister's office?

    Because she was a boss.
    People

    Because she was a boss.

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    The 19th Prime Minister of Canada, Kim Campbell

    Campbell was the first, and to date, only female prime minister of Canada and the only prime minister born in British Columbia.

    The 19th Prime Minister of Canada, Kim Campbell
    Via CBC
  13. Who was Prime Minister for only 69 days?

    Because what comes after 69? Mouthwash.
    uManitoba

    Because what comes after 69? Mouthwash.

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    The 6th Prime Minster of Canada, Charles Tupper

    May 1, 1896 – July 8, 1896. Nothing more is to be said.

    The 6th Prime Minster of Canada, Charles Tupper
    Via CollectionsCanada
  14. Who's 15-year tenure remains the longest unbroken term of office among prime ministers?

    Because "Nothing will prevent me from continuing my task of preserving at all cost our civil liberty."
    Ottawa Tourism

    Because "Nothing will prevent me from continuing my task of preserving at all cost our civil liberty."

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    The 7th Prime Minister of Canada

    Wilfrid Laurier holds a number of records: he holds the record for the most consecutive federal elections won (4), and his 15-year tenure remains the longest unbroken term of office among prime ministers. In addition, his nearly 45 years (1874–1919) of service in the House of Commons is a record for that house.

    The 7th Prime Minister of Canada
    Via La Presse
  15. Who created the Inuit Territory of Nunavut?

    Because it really isn't "our land".
    Arctic Kingdom

    Because it really isn't "our land".

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    The 18th Prime Minister of Canada, Brian Mulroney

    Nunavut (ᓄᓇᕗᑦ) is the newest, largest, northernmost, and least populous territory of Canada. It was separated officially from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999, via the Nunavut Act and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act, 1993.

    The 18th Prime Minister of Canada, Brian Mulroney
    Via CBC
  16. Who was the first Prime Minister to be born in "Canada"?

    Because 1867 years isn't that far away.
    TheLoop.ca

    Because 1867 years isn't that far away.

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    The 9th Prime Minister of Canada, Arthur Meighen

    Meighen was the first Prime Minister born after the Canadian Confederation in 1867, in Perth, Ontario.

    The 9th Prime Minister of Canada, Arthur Meighen
    Via CBC
  17. Who was Mayor of Montréal before serving as Prime Minister?

    Because who doesn't love a promotion?
    McGill

    Because who doesn't love a promotion?

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    The 3rd Prime Minister of Canada, John Abbott

    Mayor of Montreal from 1887 to 1889 and Prime Minister of Canada from 1891 to 1892. Abbott was born in what is now Saint-André-d'Argenteuil, Quebec. He studied law at McGill University and became one of Montreal's best-known lawyers.

    The 3rd Prime Minister of Canada, John Abbott
    Via CBC
  18. Which Prime Minister officially recognized that the Québécois form a nation within a united Canada?

    Because the 7 year war had to end sometime.
    Quebec Tourism

    Because the 7 year war had to end sometime.

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    The 22nd Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper

    "Que cette Chambre reconnaisse que les Québécoises et les Québécois forment une nation au sein d'un Canada uni." The Québécois nation motion was a parliamentary motion tabled by Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper on Wednesday, November 22, 2006.

    The 22nd Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper
    Via Ipolitics
  19. Who was Grand Master of the Orange Order for British North America before becoming Prime Minister of Canada?

    Because nobody's perfect.
    BBC

    Because nobody's perfect.

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    The 5th Prime Minister of Canada, Mackenzie Bowell

    In 1896, Bowell formally resigned after seven ministers resigned in order to force the prime minister out of office.

    The 5th Prime Minister of Canada, Mackenzie Bowell
    Via CollectionsCanada
  20. Which Prime Minister "almost married" Princess Margaret? (Countess of Snowdon, daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom)

    Because who could resist those eyes? (We're talking about his, by the way.)
    DailyMail

    Because who could resist those eyes? (We're talking about his, by the way.)

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    The 17th Prime Minister of Canada, John Turner

    According to contemporary press reports, the relationship caused serious consternation at Buckingham Palace as Turner is a Roman Catholic, and Margaret would have had to forfeit her place in the line of succession to the throne in order to marry him.

    The 17th Prime Minister of Canada, John Turner
    Via CBC
  21. Who was the only Canadian Prime Minister to win the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Because, again, peace.
    Peace Palace Library

    Because, again, peace.

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    The 14th Prime Minster of Canada, Lester B. Pearson

    Pearson won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1957 for organizing the United Nations Emergency Force to resolve the Suez Canal Crisis.

    The 14th Prime Minster of Canada, Lester B. Pearson
    Via CBC
  22. Who gave Canadian women the right to vote?

    Because who runs the world?
    Glenbow Archives

    Because who runs the world?

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    The 8th Prime Minister of Canada, Robert Borden

    Apart from the temporary and selective enfranchisement of women under the Wartime Elections Act, canadian women were first granted the right to vote federally in 1918.

    The 8th Prime Minister of Canada, Robert Borden
    Via CBC
  23. Who is Canada's current Prime Minister?

    Huffington Post
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    The 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau

    Eight years after his father's (Pierre Trudeau) death, Trudeau entered politics. In the 2008 federal election, he was elected to represent the riding of Papineau in the House of Commons. In 2009, he was appointed the Liberal Party's critic for youth and multiculturalism, and the following year, became critic for citizenship and immigration. In 2011, he was appointed as critic for secondary education and youth and amateur sport. Trudeau won the leadership of the Liberal Party in April 2013 and went on to lead his party to victory in the 2015 federal election, moving the 3rd-placed Liberals from 36 seats to 184 seats, the largest-ever numerical increase by a party in a Canadian election.

    The 23rd Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau

How Well Do You Know Canada's Prime Ministers? (Level: Expert)

Loon. 0% - 20%

Loons are fair swimmers, using their feet to propel themselves above and under water. However, since their feet are located posteriorly on the body, loons cannot walk. Thus, loons avoid coming to land, except when nesting or severely injured.

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Beaver. 21% - 40%

Beavers are active mainly at night. They are excellent swimmers and may remain submerged up to 15 minutes. More vulnerable on land, they tend to remain in the water as much as possible. They use their flat, scaly tail both to signal danger by slapping the surface of the water and as a location for fat storage.

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Moose. 41% - 60%

Moose are smart enough to have populated large portions of the northern hemisphere and survived for approximately 2 million years. Not bad for an animal many people consider stupid.

Moose. 41% - 60%
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French Canadian Horse. 61% - 80%

The French Canadian Horse is a fast learner with correct and consistent training. These horses will also learn their daily routine and come to know when it is feeding time, or when they can expect treats, etc.

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Polar Bear. 80% - 100%

Considered by many wildlife biologists to be one of the most intelligent land animals of North America, polar bears possess the largest and most convoluted brains relative to their size of any land mammal. In the animal kingdom, their intelligence compares with that of higher primates. As highly evolved social animals, polar bears form hierarchies and have structured relationships with each other, sometimes even sharing resources.

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