Stamp issued for Sir John A. Macdonald

Earlier today, Canada Post unveiled a Permanent-rate postage stamp honouring Sir John A. Macdonald, a father of Confederation and first Prime Minister of Canada.

Several million of the stamps have been produced, and are being sold in booklets of 10 self adhesive stamps.

Arriving in Canada as a small child, Macdonald first practiced law before entering local, and then provincial politics. He participated in both the Charlottetown and Quebec conferences leading up to Confederation, and was either Prime Minister or leader of the opposition from the formation of Canada until his death on June 6, 1891.

The unveiled was one of several events marking the former PM’s 200th birthday taking place in Kingston, Ontario, the community most closely associated with Macdonald.

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