Angus MacLean was one of Prince Edward Island's - and Canada's - most successful politicians. Serving in the House of Commons from 1951-1976, including a six year term as John Diefenbaker's minister of fisheries, he later served as premier from 1979-1981. A Progressive Conservative, he was well known for his love of the environment. Upon retiring from politics in 1982 he focused on raising sheep and farming blueberries. As he explains in Making it Home: Memoirs of J. Angus MacLean, "I still hoped to be of service to my home province and perhaps to the world outside it, but I also planned to devote much of my time to husbanding the land my ancestors had hacked out of the wilderness. My modest goal was to enhance one tiny corner of the world."