Monday, December 12, 2016

Press Release: Canada 150! Prime Ministers and their Pets 1867-2017


December 14, Vancouver, BC - Pets are an oft-overlooked aspect of Canada’s past and present.  From Sir John A. Macdonald and Lord Dufferin to Justin Trudeau and David Johnston, we are told about the people who provide leadership to our country, but not much about their pets.  As Canada prepares to celebrate two important milestones next year, the sesquicentennial of Confederation on July 1st, and the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge next April, it is possible to find snippets of images and tales of the animals who meant much to the Prime Ministers and other prominent people who presided over the evolution of Canada from colony to nation.

Perhaps the world does not need an introduction to the story of Mackenzie King and his dog, ‘Pat’, who, perhaps as a result of his master’s faith in the metaphysical realm, underwent more than one ‘incarnation’.

Yet King was not alone during his time as an admirer of the canine, nor the only Prime Minister to have more than one of the same name.  John Diefenbaker would acquire more than one dog named ‘Happy’.  Robert Borden and Joe Clark had dogs named ‘Taffy’ (one was a St. Bernard, and the other a Great Dane). 

Pet Connection Magazine, Canada’s Health Magazine for Pets is delighted to present a Special issue for CANADA 150!  Coming in 2017, it will present numerous entertaining stories regarding Politics and Pets!

For more information please contact us @ 604-220-5346, or email

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