02/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sir John A. Macdonald: Almost Half Of Canadians Can't Name Their First Prime Minister

TORONTO -- A national survey has found that more than two in five Canadians could not identify Sir John A. Macdonald as the country's first prime minister.

The Dominion Institute also found that only one-quarter of people surveyed could identify Sir Wilfrid Laurier as Canada's first francophone prime minister.

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