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Join me as I look at the politics of Canada, from the time of Sir John A. Macdonald to Justin Trudeau. I look at every prime minister, every election, every opposition leader, every governor general and every premier.

See why some made their marks, why some are terrible, and learn all the crazy stories of our political history.

From John To Justin Curiouscast

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Join me as I look at the politics of Canada, from the time of Sir John A. Macdonald to Justin Trudeau. I look at every prime minister, every election, every opposition leader, every governor general and every premier.

See why some made their marks, why some are terrible, and learn all the crazy stories of our political history.

    Nellie Cournoyea

    Nellie Cournoyea

    She was the first woman to lead a territory as premier, and the second female premier in Canadian history. As premier, she brought many important changes to the Northwest Territories but her legacy goes far beyond just that.
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    • 9 min
    Dennis Patterson

    Dennis Patterson

    As Premier of the Northwest Territories from 1987 to 1991, Patterson opposed the Meech Lake Accord and was instrumental in the formation of Nunavut.
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    • 7 min
    Nick Sibbeston

    Nick Sibbeston

    The first Indigenous lawyer in the Northwest Territories, Sibbeston was known for his fiery speeches and temper in the Legislature. He became one of the most important premiers in the history of the Northwest Territories and someone who fought for the rights of the territory and its inhabitants.
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    • 11 min
    Richard Nerysoo

    Richard Nerysoo

    Richard Nerysoo spent much of his life involved in Indigenous activism. He became the youngest premier in Canadian history, the first Indigenous premier in Canada and the first native-born premier of the Northwest Territories.
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    • 7 min
    George Braden

    George Braden

    George Braden served as the first modern premier of the Northwest Territories from 1980 to 1984. In that capacity, he fought for more recognition for the territory, Indigenous representation in the constitution and more.
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    • 7 min
    Clyde Wells

    Clyde Wells

    Clyde Wells started in politics in the 1960s, but didn't become premier until the 1990s. While he brought many changes to Newfoundland, he dealt with the Meech Lake Accord and the collapse of the cod industry in the province.
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

Houston Tailor ,

Very Good Show

Just heard this host’s collaboration with Presidencies of the United States and he is very excellent at providing just enough details for people interested in Canadian history to want to find out more on their own!

Bismarck_86 ,

Great episodes, full of information.

Great episode from Craig, I started with his Canadian History podcast and now joining the from prime minister’s podcast. I started with Pierre Trudeau, and episode full of information which I listened twice and probably another time in a future time. Now ready to get more informed with the information from the other PM’s

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