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John Parmenter Robarts

Premiers of the Canadian Provinces

Title

John Parmenter Robarts

Denomination

45¢

Date of Issue

February 18, 1998

Year

Quantity

1,000,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

Premiers of the Canadian Provinces

Series Time Span

1998

Perforation or Dimension

13.5

Printer

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.

Creators

Designed by Raymond Bellemare.

Layouts

Pane of 10 Stamps

Quantity Produced - 1,000,000
Original Price: $4.50
Perforation: 13.5
Printing Process: Lithography
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

Set of 2 Official First Day Covers

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: Ottawa ON
Perforation: 13.5
Printing Process: Lithography
Gum Type: PVA
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell

About Stamp

Canadian history is punctuated by influential politicians who changed the course of this country - those who fought to introduce social programs, reform discriminatory legislation and strengthen the economy of the provinces. This February, Canada Post will pay tribute to 10 such figures - those from across the country who made their mark and helped build our provinces.

John Parmenter Robarts

During his decade as Premier of Ontario, John Robarts became a noted defender of individual freedoms and provincial rights. He opposed Medicare when it was first proposed, furthered French education in Ontario schools, and presided over 1967 conference on the Confederation of Tomorrow. Born in Banff, Alberta, Robarts moved to London, Ontario in his teens. After graduating from University of Western Ontario in 1939 and serving in the navy during the war, Robarts studied law at Osgoode Hall. He returned to London and began his political career as a city alderman. He was later elected as a Conservative MPP and joined the provincial Cabinet in 1958. Robarts served as Minister of Education, and then rose to the position of Conservative leader and Premier. Robarts resigned in 1971, but later co-chaired the 1977-79 Task Force on Canadian Unity.

Reference

Canada Post Corporation, Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1998, p. 15, 18-19.

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