The trailer for this week’s installment of “Who Wants to Learn About a Canadian Prime Minister” was brought to you courtesy of Sarah, who I told you was going to have much to say on this series once she returned from Down Under.
|Name||Sir John Sparrow David Thompson|
|Born:||November 10, 1845 in Halifax, Nova Scotia|
|Died:||December 12, 1894|
|Held Office:||December 5, 1892 – December 12, 1894|
|Best known for:||-being the first Catholic P.M.-being the Justice Minister when Louis Riel was hanged (although he was off sick with kidney stones when the execution happened, afterwards he gave a speech in support of it)
-dying at lunch with the Queen, right after she had sworn him into the Privy Council
|Some Things I Didn’t Know About This P.M.||-he converted to Catholicism about a year after marrying Annie Affleck (no relation to Ben… probably)|
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