“Today, we celebrate Sir John A. Macdonald’s audacity of vision that made Confederation possible more than 150 years ago.

“As he fostered consensus among political factions with differing agendas, he transformed a bold vision into reality, creating this great northern Dominion from sea to sea.

“He is Canada's second longest-serving prime minister, having held that position for 19 years, with a record six majority government victories.

“To quote Sir Wilfred Laurier, ’The life of Sir John Macdonald, from the time he entered Parliament, is the history of Canada.’

“Happy Sir John A. Macdonald Day, everyone!”

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