It’s Thursday! Did You Know…
* 1968 – Health Minister Allan MacEachen tables Medical Care Act in the Commons.
Allan J. MacEachen, Canada’s first deputy prime minister and a legislator whose mastery of parliamentary politics ensured the country’s adoption of national health care and other far-reaching social programs, died on Sept. 12, 2017, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He was 96.
Mr. MacEachen lived in East Ainslie Lake, Nova Scotia, on Cape Breton Island, the area where he was born and which he represented as a member of Parliament. Over the decades he sat in the House of Commons and the Senate, where he was appointed as a member of the Liberal Party. Continue reading “John’s Believe It Or Not… July 12th”