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.
His skill in surveying and mapping had been noted, and in 1763 he was employed by the Admiralty to prepare charts of the coastline and offshore waters of Nova Scotia, at the same time that James COOK was working in Newfoundland and Samuel HOLLAND in the Gulf of St Lawrence and New England.
Louis Joseph Robichaud, lawyer, politician, premier of NB 1960-70, senator (born 21 October 1925 in St-Antoine, NB; died 6 January 2005 at Sainte-Anne-de-Kent, NB). His Liberal government passed an Official Languages Act, established Université de Moncton and increased Acadian administrative influence.