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.
Wilhelmus Nicholaas Theodore Marie Vander Zalm, "Bill," premier of BC, horticulturalist, businessman (b at Noordwykerhout, Holland 29 May 1934). In 1947 he moved to the Fraser Valley with his family. After completing high school, he sold bulbs, and in 1956 bought a nursery business.
Malcolm Wallace McCutcheon, lawyer, businessman, politician (b at London, Ont 18 May 1906; d there 23 Jan 1969). Director of over 20 companies and financial institutions, McCutcheon resigned them in 1962 when he became minister without portfolio in the DIEFENBAKER government.