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Gordon Towers
Thomas Gordon Towers, AOE (July 5, 1919 – June 8, 1999) was a Canadian politician and the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.[1] A farmer by profession, Gordon Towers was an unsuccessful Progressive Conservative candidate in Red Deer, Alberta
Red Deer, Alberta
in the 1963 and 1965 federal elections. He won a seat in the Canadian House of Commons
Canadian House of Commons
in the 1972 election, and was re-elected four subsequent times. He did not run in the 1988 election. From 1984 to 1986, he was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Solicitor General of Canada
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Alberta Order Of Excellence
The Alberta
Alberta
Order of Excellence is a civilian honour for merit in the Canadian province of Alberta. Instituted in 1979 when Lieutenant Governor Frank C
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Progressive Conservative Party Of Canada
The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
Conservative Party of Canada
(French: Parti progressiste-conservateur du Canada) (PC) was a federal political party in Canada
Canada
with a centre-right stance on economic issues and, after the 1970s, a centrist stance on social issues. The party pre-dates confederation in 1867, when it accepted many conservative-leaning former members of the Liberal Party into its ranks. At confederation, the Liberal-Conservative Party
Liberal-Conservative Party
of Canada became Canada's first governing party under Sir John A. Macdonald, and for years was either the governing party of Canada
Canada
or the largest opposition party. The party changed its name to the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
Conservative Party of Canada
upon its merger with the Progressive Party of Canada
Canada
in December 1942
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Lois Mitchell
Mitchell
Mitchell
may refer to:Contents1 People 2 Places2.1 Australia 2.2 Canada 2.3 United Kingdom 2.4 United States 2.5 In multiple countries 2.6 Elsewhere3 Companies 4 Ships 5 Schools 6 Other uses 7 See alsoPeople[edit] Mitchell
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Order Of Canada
This audio file was created from a revision of the article "Order of Canada" dated 2012-01-21, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. (Audio help) More spoken articlesThe Order of Canada
Canada
(French: Ordre du Canada) is a Canadian national order, admission into which is the second highest honour for merit in the system of orders, decorations, and medals of Canada. It comes second only to membership in the Order of Merit, which is the personal gift of Canada's monarch. To coincide with the centennial of Canadian Confederation, the three-tiered order was established in 1967 as a fellowship that recognizes the outstanding merit or distinguished service of Canadians who make a major difference to Canada
Canada
through lifelong contributions in every field of endeavour, as well as the efforts by non-Canadians who have made the world better by their actions
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Latin Language
Latin
Latin
(Latin: lingua latīna, IPA: [ˈlɪŋɡʷa laˈtiːna]) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. The Latin alphabet
Latin alphabet
is derived from the Etruscan and Greek alphabets, and ultimately from the Phoenician alphabet. Latin
Latin
was originally spoken in Latium, in the Italian Peninsula.[3] Through the power of the Roman Republic, it became the dominant language, initially in Italy and subsequently throughout the Roman Empire. Vulgar Latin
Vulgar Latin
developed into the Romance languages, such as Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Romanian. Latin, Greek and French have contributed many words to the English language
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Canadian Federal Election, 1988
Brian Mulroney Progressive ConservativePrime Minister-designate Brian Mulroney Progressive ConservativeThe Canadian federal election of 1988 was held November 21, 1988, to elect members of the House of Commons of Canada
Canada
of the 34th Parliament of Canada. It was an election largely fought on a single issue: the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Incumbent Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party, had signed the agreement. The Liberal Party, led by John Turner, was opposed to the agreement, as was the New Democratic Party led by Ed Broadbent. The Conservatives went into the election suffering from a number of scandals. Despite winning a large majority only four years before, they looked vulnerable at the outset. The Liberals had some early struggles, notably during one day in Montreal where three different costs were given for the proposed Liberal daycare program
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Lieutenant Governor Of Alberta
The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
Alberta
/lɛfˈtɛnənt/ is the viceregal representative in Alberta
Alberta
of the Canadian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
Alberta
is appointed in the same manner as the other provincial viceroys in Canada
Canada
and is similarly tasked with carrying out most of the monarch's constitutional and ceremonial duties.[1] The present, and 18th, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
Alberta
is Lois Mitchell, who has served in the role since 12 June 2015.[2]Contents1 Role and presence 2 History 3 Residence 4 See also 5 Bibliography 6 References 7 External linksRole and presence[edit] Further information: Lieutenant governor (Canada) The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
Alberta
is vested with a number of governmental duties and is also expected to undertake various ceremonial roles
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Canadian House Of Commons
Her Majesty's Government     Liberal Party (183)Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition     Conservative Party (97)Other parties:Parties with official status     New Democratic Party
New Democratic Party
(44)Parties without official status     Quebec
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Legislative Seat
A legislature is a deliberative assembly with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city. Legislatures form important parts of most governments; in the separation of powers model, they are often contrasted with the executive and judicial branches of government. Laws enacted by legislatures are known as legislation. Legislatures observe and steer governing actions and usually have exclusive authority to amend the budget or budgets involved in the process. The members of a legislature are called legislators
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Canadian Federal Election, 1965
Lester B. Pearson LiberalPrime Minister-designate Lester B. Pearson LiberalThe Canadian federal election of 1965 was held on November 8 to elect members of the House of Commons of Canada
Canada
of the 27th Parliament of Canada. The Liberal Party of Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson
Lester B. Pearson
was re-elected with a larger number of seats in the House. Although the Liberals lost a small share of the popular vote, they were able to win more seats, but fell just short of having a majority.Contents1 Overview 2 Party platforms 3 National results 4 Vote and seat summaries 5 Results by province 6 See also 7 ReferencesOverview[edit] The Liberals campaigned on their record of having kept the promises made in the 1963 campaign, job creation, lowering income taxes, higher wages, higher family allowances and student loans
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Canadian Federal Election, 1963
John Diefenbaker Progressive ConservativePrime Minister-designate Lester B. Pearson LiberalThe Canadian federal election of 1963 was held on April 8 to elect members of the House of Commons of Canada
Canada
of the 26th Parliament of Canada. It resulted in the defeat of the minority Progressive Conservative (Tory) government of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. For Social Credit, despite getting their highest ever share of the vote, the party lost 6 seats compared to its high-water mark in 1962.The Canadian parliament after the 1963 electionContents1 Overview 2 National results 3 Vote and seat summaries 4 Results by province 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksOverview[edit] During the Tories' last year in office, members of the Diefenbaker Cabinet attempted to remove him from the leadership of the party, and therefore from the Prime Minister's office
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Canadians
Canadians
Canadians
(French: Canadiens / Canadiennes) are people identified with the country of Canada. This connection may be residential, legal, historical, or cultural. For most Canadians, several (or all) of these connections exist and are collectively the source of their being Canadian. Canada
Canada
is a multilingual and multicultural society home to people of many different ethnic, religious and national origins, with the majority of the population made up of Old World
Old World
immigrants and their descendants. Following the initial period of French and then the much larger British colonization, different waves (or peaks) of immigration and settlement of non-indigenous peoples took place over the course of nearly two centuries and continue today
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Canadian Federal Election, 1972
Pierre Trudeau LiberalPrime Minister-designate Pierre Trudeau LiberalThe Canadian federal election of 1972 was held on October 30, 1972, to elect members of the House of Commons of Canada
Canada
of the 29th Parliament of Canada. It resulted in a slim victory for the governing Liberal Party, which won 109 seats, compared to 107 seats for the opposition Progressive Conservatives. A further 48 seats were won by other parties and independents. On election night, the results appeared to give 109 seats to the Tories, but once the counting had finished the next day, the final results gave the Liberals a minority government and left the New Democratic Party
New Democratic Party
led by David Lewis holding the balance of power
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Red Deer, Alberta
Red Deer is a city in Central Alberta, Canada. It is located near the midpoint of the Calgary–Edmonton Corridor
Calgary–Edmonton Corridor
and is surrounded by Red Deer County. It is Alberta's third-most-populous city – after Calgary
Calgary
and Edmonton. The city is located in aspen parkland, a region of rolling hills that is home to oil, grain, and cattle production. It is a centre for oil and agriculture distribution, and the surrounding region is a major centre for petrochemical production
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