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 2.
|Queen Elizabeth and Prince
Philip wave to Yukon residents during
their tour of Canada.
|The Queen greets chiefs
of several tribes at an Indian village in
|The Queen and the Prince
toured Lake Louise, Alberta, July11, and
rested there for a quiet weekend at a
|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
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 municipal polls.
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.
Walter (left) and daughter, Mrs. Lotte Lindt,
visited Vancouver, British Columbia's Mayor Tom
Alsbury during the 1959 Music Festival.
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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