CANADA Sir John A. MacDonald Leroux 1572b 33mm white metal medal

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CANADA Sir John A. MacDonald Leroux 1572b 33mm white metal medal 12.69 grams made up from the reverses of Leroux. 1572 and 1572c

Obverse: THE OLD MAN / THE OLD FLAG / THE OLD POLICY & OUR COUNTRY FOR EVER

Reverse: THE DOMINION MUST & SHALL BE PRESERVED

The rhetoric is from Sir John A MacDonald's 1891 election campaign. Poster is not included.

The 1891 Canadian federal election was held on March 5, 1891, to elect members of the House of Commons of Canada of the 7th Parliament of Canada. It was won by the Conservative Party of Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald.


The main issue of the 1891 campaign was Macdonald's National Policy, a policy of protective tariffs. The Liberals supported reciprocity (free trade) with the United States.

Macdonald led a Conservative campaign emphasizing stability, and retained the Conservatives' majority in the House of Commons. It was a close election and he campaigned hard. Macdonald died a few months after the election.