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Prime minister biography archived

June 10, 2021

Library and Archives Canada – With respect to the Canadian Confederation and Prime Minister biography pages, this content was immediately placed in an archived section of the LAC website as soon as issues were raised in October 2020. Each page was clearly marked with a disclaimer at the top indicating that it did not correspond to Government of Canada standards and that it included information and content that had not been updated.

According to the Toronto Star article on June 5, 2021 “yet nearly eight months after the Star highlighted the MacDonald biography…the profile remains unchanged on the government website, as does the Confederation web page.” The archived pages were slated for removal in late June 2021. However, in light of recent media coverage that led to additional concerns being expressed by Canadians, the removal date was moved up, and the work has now been completed.