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Henri Bourassa: Early 20th Century Political Influencer

Any discussion of Canada during the early 20th century would not be complete without including Henri Bourassa. Bourassa was outspoken and not afraid to fight for his beliefs. (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, available wherever eBooks are sold.) Bourassa was born […]

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Sir Robert Borden: Canada’s Wartime Prime Minister

Robert Borden was the prime minister who led Canada through the contentious years of World War I.  An attorney by trade, he entered politics in 1896 and quickly rose to leader of the Conservative Party. (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, available […]

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Sir Wilfred Laurier: Canada’s First Modern Prime Minister

Hettie Bartlette, the main character in my novel Angel of Mercy, was born in Ontario in 1892.  Despite being 27 at the end of the third novel in the series, Adjustment Year (publishing April 2021), she has memories of only two prime ministers.  The longer serving of which was Sir Wilfrid Laurier. (This post is a […]

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Federal Election of 1911: A Question Over the Nation’s Future

The Canadian federal election of 1911 was the last one held before the start of World War I. It was an election that would determine the future of the nation, the politicians claimed, and it was filled with rhetoric and mudslinging.(This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those […]

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