|Canada In 1959
On June 18, Queen Elizabeth II and
Prince Philip arrived at St. John's, Newfoundland, to
begin a six-week tour of Canada. They flew home on August
and Prince Philip wave to Yukon residents during their
tour of Canada.
The Queen greets chiefs of several tribes at an
Indian village in Calgary, Alberta.
The Queen and the Prince toured Lake Louise,
Alberta, July11, and rested there for a quiet weekend at
a fishing camp.
Major General George P. Vanier (left) accompanied
the royal couple on a review at Quebec City.
The Queen and the Prince ride in the royal landau
to a welcoming ceremony on Parliament Hill at Ottawa.
On August 1, the Queen approved the appointment of
Major General George Philias Vanier to succeed retiring
Vincent Massey as Governor-General of Canada. Vanier
became the first French-Canadian to be named to the post.
Paul Sauve was sworn in to succeed the late Maurice
Duplessis as Premier of Quebec on September 11.
Major General George Vanier was installed as
Governor-General on September 15.
Prime Minister John Diefenbaker
greets new Governor-General Vanier.
A shot of Prime Minister
John Diefenbaker turned a chandelier into a halo, perhaps
symbolical of his party's triumph in by-election
Secretary for External Affairs
Howard Green (left) flew to Camp David, Maryland, with
U.S. Secretary of State Christian Herter to discuss
U.S.-Canadian defense problems.
Conductor Bruno Walter (left)
and daughter, Mrs. Lotte Lindt, visited Vancouver,
British Columbia's Mayor Tom Alsbury during the 1959
To symbolize his province's
freedom from debt, British Columbia Premier W.A.C.
Bennett shot a flaming arrow into a barge containing $85
million in canceled British Columbia bonds.
An estimated 500,000 persons
attended the Quebec Provincial Exhibition held in Quebec
City, September 4-13.
Queen Elizabeth II
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