THINGS TO know
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.
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.
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.