Sir John Alexander Macdonald was the dominant creative mind which produced the British North America Act and the union of provinces which became Canada. As the first prime minister of Canada, he oversaw the expansion of the Dominion from sea to sea. His government dominated politics for a half century and set policy goals for future generations of political leaders.
UJJAL DOSANJH was standing in front of a restaurant just off Parliament Hill on the morning of July 19 when Paul Martin called him on his cellphone to offer him a job in cabinet. Making small talk, the Prime Minister began by asking his new star British Columbia MP what he was doing.