THINGS TO know

Cape Breton Post - - FRONT PAGE -

ABOUT TIME

On this date in 1960, a law was passed to al­low First Na­tions peo­ple the right to vote with­out the con­di­tion of giv­ing up their treaty rights and In­dian sta­tus. The law went into ef­fect July 1.

KEY TREATY

On this date in 1713, the Treaty of Utrecht re­turned Nova Sco­tia to Bri­tain. France re­tained Cape Bre­ton and the Is­land of St. John, now P.E.I.

LAND­SLIDE WIN

On this date in 1958, Prime Min­is­ter John Diefen­baker led the Con­ser­va­tives to a then-record 208 seats in a fed­eral elec­tion. That feat was topped in 1984, when Brian Mul­roney’s Tories won 211 seats.

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