Stamp celebrates life and legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald on the 200th anniversary of his birth

Jan. 11, 2015

Ottawa (Ont.) – On the 200th anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald’s birth, Canada Post is issuing today a stamp to celebrate the country’s first prime minister, a nation builder whose achievements shaped the nation. Designed by Montréal’s Paprika, the stamp mixes a traditional photo with modern design to create a fresh look at a subject who has appeared on stamps many times over the past 100 years.

“Sir John A. Macdonald not only led negotiations that created our country, but he also guided a growing and maturing Canada,” says the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, responsible for Canada Post Corporation. “On the 200th anniversary of his birth, we remember that enduring legacy.”

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