Thursday, September 30, 2021

..... in dignity and respect, the grave sites of our deceased Canadian prime ministers ......

Overview of the Program

In 1999 the Government of Canada created the National Program for the Grave Sites of Canadian Prime Ministers to ensure the conservation and promotion, in dignity and respect, of the grave sites of our deceased prime ministers. The program also provides Canadians with information on the lives and accomplishments of former prime ministers whose public careers have had a profound impact on the history of our country.

The program includes the preparation, in association with the family and the cemetery, of comprehensive conservation plans for the grave, the installation of a Canadian flag and an information panel on the life and accomplishments of the prime minister resting in the grave, as well as the organization of a commemoration ceremony in his honour. In addition, printed and online documents highlight the contributions of each prime minister.


Under the National Program for the Grave Sites of Canadian Prime Ministers, the grave sites of ten Canadian Prime Ministers have now been formally honoured and recognized, and plans are under way for the remainder. This program is helping Canadians appreciate important leaders from the nation's past by keeping the memory of our deceased prime ministers alive, and providing information about their lives and accomplishments.

 If you are wondering which Prime Minister brought this recognition forward, the National Program for Grave Sites, .... the Prime Minister in 1999, Jean Chrétien - Wikipedia


 If you are interested and have some time on your hands, and if Covid-19 is forcing you to travel to parts less trampled:

First Up: John A MacDonald

Current Mourning address of deceased Prime Ministers:

 927, Purdy Mills Rd, Kingston, ON

 1016 Colborne Road, Sarnia, ON

 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Montréal, QC

 1259 South Park St, Halifax, NS

 631 Dundas St. W, Belleville, ON

 3950 Kempt Rd, Halifax, NS

 455 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON

 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, ON

 150 Cain St., St. Marys, ON

 375 Mount Pleasant Road, Toronto, ON

 St. Michael’s Church, Old London Road, Mickleham, Surrey, England

 Chemin de Hatley, Compton, QC

 101 Diefenbaker Place, Saskatoon, SK

 Chemin MacLaren, Wakefield, QC

 Rue St-André, Saint-Rémi, QC


In 1956, Great Britain, France and Israel launched an attack on Egypt aimed at removing President Nasser. The United States had not been informed, and the Soviet Union threatened to use atomic weapons against the assailants. The "Suez Crisis" found its solution when the Canadian Secretary of State for External Affairs Lester Pearson, who had served as President of the United Nations General Assembly in 1952, won support for sending a United Nations Emergency Force to the region to separate the warring parties. This gained him the Peace Prize for 1957.


RossK said...

Jeebuz NVG--

The esoteric geographical asymmetry of this deep dive leaves me pretty much speechless!


North Van's Grumps said...

Yeah, but, how will any of the votes cast west of, and north of, Saskatchewan, ever send a Member to Ottawa to become the Prime Minister of Canada? Come to think of it, how did John do it? Wait a minute, has Trudeau the Younger decided where he would like to be interred?