Editors. "John Thompson becomes premier of Canada". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19085, accessed 06 March 2015.]
On the resignation of Canadian prime minister John Abbott, his post is filled by John Thompson, who had been offered the position on the death of John MacDonald the previous year but had declined in on the grounds of his controversial Catholicism.
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