• Bill C-373 - First Reading, 24 January 1975

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      "An Act to provide for the recognition of the Beaver (Castor canadensis) as a symbol of the sovereignty of the Dominion of Canada." Mr. Sean O'Sullivan worked to have this Bill passed, recognizing the Beaver as a symbol of Canadian sovereignty.
    • Brock Essay - The Chateau Cabinet

      O'Sullivan, Sean (2015-02-05)
      An essay submitted to Professor J.E. Anderson by Sean O'Sullivan, 10 November 1975. The essay entitled, The Chateau Cabinet: A Case Study in Intra-Party Conflict, studies how "internal discontent---be it based on philosophical or personality difference---leads to intra-party conflict---and the roots of such discontent are indeed strong within the Progressive Conservative Party."
    • Brock Essay - The Political Culture of Ontario

      O'Sullivan, Sean (2015-02-11)
      An essay submitted by Sean O'Sullivan to Professor W.A. Matheson, 25 April 1977. The focus of the essay is stable government, "As one of the chief, if not the predominant, force in giving Confederation its political shape, Ontario helped bring about a central government designed to promote, and dedicated to preserve, stability. In the governing of their own province, the people of Ontario have been faithful to that same goal of stability. Perhaps that steadfast attitude says more than anything else about the political culture of Ontario."
    • Canada Flag Day Souvenir Book

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      A souvenir book from Canada Flag Day, 9 June 1973, Stoney Creek. The book includes messages from the Mayor, Norman Curry and General Chairman, Robert A. Hodgson. The lyrics to a song "Canada" by Bobby Gimby and photograph are also included. There are several local businesses advertised.
    • Convocation Program 1985 - Honorary Degree to Sean O'Sullivan

      Brock University (2015-01-28)
      A convocation program for June 1985. On 7 June 1985, Father Sean O'Sullivan gave the convocation address and was conferred an honorary degree.
    • Correspondence - Sean O'Sullivan with Robert L. Stanfield, 1974

      O'Sullivan, Sean (2015-02-05)
      A correspondence between Robert L. Stanfield and Sean O'Sullivan regarding the future of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes. In the first letter, Mr. Stanfield requests to hear about O'Sullivan's progress. The second letter is from O'Sullivan with an update of his assignment. The third letter is from Mr. Stanfield thanking O'Sullivan for his work thus far and acknowledging the difficulties of such a project.
    • Draft News Release - Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

      McQueen, Roderick (2015-01-21)
      A News Release draft to be sent to "100 newspapers, radio and television stations (virtually all those with offices within 20 miles of the Lakes), make them available to the Press Gallery, special interest groups, trade publication and Mayors etc. of Great Lake-side communities". The release discusses the need for an upgrade to "the 1972 Canada-U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality agreement". Within the document, O'Sullivan is quoted that the agreement "should be upgraded to become a treaty with the United States, so that after all the effort which has already been put into tyring to clean up the Great Lakes we the provision which provides for cancellation by either party giving twelve months (notice) to do so". The total report is 61 pages in length.
    • Father Sean O'Sullivan Meditation Room

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      A room on Parliament Hill was officially opened in honour of the late Father Sean O'Sullivan. The Father Sean O'Sullivan Meditation Room was designated for prayer, meditation and/or reflection, 18 March 1991, in the East Block.
    • Father Sean O'Sullivan Ordination Invitation

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      An invitation to the ordination of Father Sean O'Sullivan, October 1981. The ordination took place at St. Michael's Cathedral in Toronto, 3 October 1981. His first Mass of Thanksgiving took place the next day at St. John's Church in Toronto.
    • Gala Performance on the occasion of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Programme

      Lund, Alan (2015-01-21)
      The programme from the Gala Performance on the occasion of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, 7 August 1973. The event took place in the Opera of the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
    • Letter - Cal Cavendish to Sean O'Sullivan, 25 May 1975

      Cavendish, Cal (2015-02-11)
      A letter from Cal Cavendish of Cavenidish Country in Calgary, Alberta. Cavendish has written a song about former prime minister R. Honourable John Diefenbaker. He has included the lyrics to his song. A few of the lyrics: "...Well it took a little while, but he reached his destiny, He was right, he was wrong, but he ran this big country. He didn't waste much time when he had a job to do, He worked the House of Commons like a prairie thrashing crew. Good old John, we heard you John, when a man got paid for the job when the job got done."
    • Letter - Ian Green to Sean O'Sullivan, July 1977

      Green, Ian; O'Sullivan, Sean (2015-02-05)
      A correspondence between Ian Green and Sean O'Sullivan from July 1977. The first letter is from 4 July 1977 from Sean O'Sullivan, titled "The Nation's Business". He requests a discussion about "Caucus morale". O'Sullivan requests that Joe Clark individually acknowledge members of the party and say "a few words about how proud he is of the men and women who form the P.C. Caucus, and how well they represent the country--moreover, how well they are prepared to help form the next Government." A response from Ian Green (Legislative Assistant) is positive and he forwards the memo to Jodi White, Director of Communications.
    • Letter - John Diefenbaker to Sean O'Sullivan, 10 September 1965

      Diefenbaker, John (2015-02-11)
      A letter from John Diefenbaker, 10 September 1965. It reads "I was delighted with your letter. Your loyalty is surpassed only by your enthusiasm. I hope all of our friends will work as hard as I know you will, and if so, we cannot fail. Keep up the good work, and I will look forward to seeing you during the campaign. With very best wishes"
    • Letter - John Diefenbaker to Sean O'Sullivan, 17 November 1967

      Diefenbaker, John (2015-01-28)
      The letter mentions that Diefenbaker had just received a letter from O'Sullivan. Diefenbaker mentions that he will be leaving for New York where he will be honoured with the Shevchenko award at the World Conference of Free Ukrainians. He is being recognized for bringing world attention to the denial of freedom to Ukraine and to the Baltic States. He joins a list of past recipients that include: President Truman, President Eisenhower and Vice-President Humphrey.
    • Letter - John Diefenbaker to Sean O'Sullivan, 5 July 1968

      Diefenbaker, John (2015-01-29)
      A letter from John Diefenbaker to Sean O'Sullivan following the election in 1968. Diefenbaker thanks O'Sullivan for his work for the Diefenbaker campaign in Prince Albert. He also mentions that O'Sullivan has "a knowledge of political issues that is amazing".
    • Letter - Julian Porter to R.A. Brown 12 July 1967

      Porter, Julian (2015-01-29)
      A letter from Mr. Julian Porter to R.A. Brown of Longmans Green Publishing Company. The letter indicates that Mr. Porter was introduced to Sean O'Sullivan during a political function. Mr. O'Sullivan mentioned that he had written a manuscript about Mr. J. Diefenbaker. Mr. Porter suggests that Longmans Green Publishing Company take interest in the manuscript. The company eventually rejects the book due to it being "so highly personal". The publishing company also remarks "I am personally most impressed with Mr. O'Sullivan's sincerity. I can't imagine anything will stop him from eventually going into politics."
    • Letter - Mrs. Olive Diefenbaker to Sean O'Sullivan, 6 December 1966

      Diefenbaker, Olive (2015-01-28)
      A handwritten letter from Olive Diefenbaker to Sean O'Sullivan, 6 December 1966. Mrs. Diefenbaker remarks about a phone call she received from a Hamiltonian who had met O'Sullivan at "the Convention" and had "'tried to help him over his disillusion"'. Mrs. Diefenbaker took offense to the comments and responded to the individual "I wouldn't worry about Sean. He is mature and wise, and will think his way through like the rest of us".