Ottawa , Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
During the 22 years William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874-1950) served as Prime Minister, Canada weathered the second half of the Great Depression and fought the Second World War. Under his leadership, Canada introduced old age pensions, unemployment insurance and veterans' pensions. In 1947, King became the first Canadian citizen, marking a milestone in Canadian identity and independence. Here, he is shown as a commanding and determined presence.
William Lyon Mackenzie King (1874-1950) a servi 22 ans comme premier ministre, dirigeant notamment le pays pendant la deuxième moitié de la Grande Crise et la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Sous sa gouverne, le Canada a instauré la pension de vieillesse, l'assurance- emploi et la pension des anciens combattants. En 1947, King est devenu le premier citoyen canadien, une étape importante pour l'identité et l'autonomie du Canada. Il est dépeint ici comme un chef fort et déterminé.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics
Location. 45° 25.475′ N, 75° 41.752′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario. Marker is on Wellington Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ottawa ON K1A K1A, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilfrid Laurier (here, next to this marker); The Commissariat (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieutenant Colonel Charles-Michel d’Irumberry de Salaberry, CB (within shouting distance of this marker); Laura Secord, UE (within shouting distance of this marker); Rideau Canal National Historic Site of Canada (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fight for Canada / La Lutte Pour Le Canada, 1812-1815 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Rideau Waterway (within shouting distance of this marker); Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
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