10 Facts About The Chief

1. The Chief dismissed the adopted design, with a single red maple leaf and two red bars, as "a flag that Peruvians might salute".

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2. The Chief believed that the mother country should place the Commonwealth first, and sought to discourage Britain's entry.

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3. The Chief sought to reduce dependence on trade with the United States, and to seek closer ties with the United Kingdom.

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4. The Chief pledged to work with the provinces to reform the Senate.

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5. The Chief was defeated, but Saskatchewan Conservatives formed their first government, with help from smaller parties.

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6. The Chief received his law degree in 1919, the first student to secure three degrees from the University of Saskatchewan.

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7. The Chief had remarkable success doing so; of the 28 students at his school near Toronto in 1903, four, including his son, John, served as Conservative MPs in the 19th Canadian Parliament beginning in 1940.

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8. The Chief gained that party position in 1956, on his third attempt.

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9. The Chief contested elections through the 1920s and 1930s with little success until he was finally elected to the House of Commons in 1940.

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10. The Chief was the only Progressive Conservative party leader after 1930 and before 1979 to lead the party to an election victory, doing so three times, although only once with a majority of seats in the House of Commons of Canada.

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