john diefenbaker

  1. Can the Avro Arrow be saved?

    Like it says on the tin. Can the CF-105 Arrow, a jet interceptor designed and built by Avro Canada in the 1950s, be saved from being canceled during its test phase in 1959? What led to the project being scrapped in the first place, and, should it be a success, would Avro Canada continue to exist...
  2. Canada Suspends Diplomatic Relations with Cuba during Cold War

    Re-posting this topic: IOTL, when the US suspended diplomatic relations with the Cuban government under Fidel Castro in 1960 and placed an embargo on it, Canada, usually a staunch US ally in international relations, notably refused to join the US under its Prime Minister John Diefenbaker. In...
  3. CanadianTory

    WI: Lester B. Pearson and the Liberal Party win a majority in 1963?

    @RogueBeaver, @True Grit, @Callan, @Kermode, @Oppo Back in 1963 the Diefenbaker government was in complete disarray. Down in the polls, in some cases as much as twenty-points, the government has enacted some pretty unpopular policies, including the cancellation of the Avro Arrow. It had gotten...
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