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Angus Lewis Macdonald

Premiers of the Canadian Provinces

Title

Angus Lewis Macdonald

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.

Angus L. Macdonald

Born in Dunvegan, Cape Breton, Angus L. Macdonald was educated at Saint Francis Xavier, Dalhousie and Harvard Universities. After serving overseas during World War I, he became Nova Scotia's Assistant Deputy Attorney General and then taught law at Dalhousie. Elected leader of the provincial Liberal party, Macdonald became Premier in 1933. He left his post and his native province in 1940 to serve as minister of Defence for Naval Services under Prime Minister Mackenzie King. Macdonald broke with King over the issue of conscription for overseas service. When the Prime Minister triumphed with the conscriptionists, Macdonald resigned from cabinet and returned to Halifax and his role as Premier - to oppose King's centralizing policies. He died in 1954.

Reference

Canada Post Corporation, Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1998, p. 15-16.

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