"If you choose me as your leader, together let us march forward to a hopeful future…I will carry a message across Canada to challenge the imagination of every Canadian."
- Ottawa, Ont.,December 13, 1956
Prime Minister Diefenbaker, while leader of a majority government in 1959, greeted Queen Elizabeth II in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Prime Minister Diefenbaker and President John F. Kennedy remain personal opponents but political allies as they walk down an Ottawa street on 16 May 1961.
Diefenbaker, an avid supporter of equality for all citizens and an advocate for minority rights, is welcomed in English and Chinese by Miriann Lee in November, 1962.
John Diefenbaker and Ellen Fairclough, the first female Federal Cabinet Minister, meet in the Prime Minister’s office to be photographed with some of his Sir John A. MacDonald memorabilia.
During his visit on 9 September 2010,Prime Minister Stephen Harper is greeted by DCC Director Michael Atkinson in front of Sir John A. MacDonald’s desk, a permanent artefact on display at the Centre.
Diefenbaker and his wife Olive meet with a group of Polish children in costume in Sarnia, Ontario in 1959.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper examines the DCC’s replica room of the Prime Minister’s office; he is met by Premier Brad Wall and University of Saskatchewan President, Peter MacKinnon.
John G. Diefenbaker in Indian headdress with a group of children of the Beardy Okemasis band at Old Mission School in Duck Lake.
John G. Diefenbaker signs a copy of the Canadian Bill of Rights, one of his proudest achievements.
Prior to presenting the Centre with funding to renovate the building, Prime Minister Stephen Harper shakes hands with University of Saskatchewan President, Peter MacKinnon.
Diefenbaker showing a rare smile while carried on the shoulders of a large crowd of Quebec supporters during the election campaign of 1962.
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