double shuffle

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George-Étienne Cartier (1814—1873) lawyer and politician in Canada

John A. Macdonald (1815—1891) prime minister of Canada


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Derogatory term applied to a legal contrivance whereby the Canadian ministry of George-Étienne Cartier and John A. Macdonald, on resuming office only four days after quitting it in August 1858 ...

Subjects: History of the Americas.

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