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Sir Robert Borden: Canada’s Wartime Prime Minister

Robert Borden is 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. Borden became prime minister following the nasty 1911 federal election that split the nation between those who were for and […]

Canada Edwardian era History

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 One. It was an election that would determine the future of the nation, the politicians claimed, and it was  filled with rhetoric and mudslinging. The Parties Involved The 1911 election was a preview of the dirty 1917 election […]

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Canadian-American Relations in the 1910s

Today Canada and the United States are loyal Allies. A century ago, however, there was no love lost between the nations. The reasons are long and complex, but we will touch upon two aspects of Canadian-American relations in the 1910s. Identity Early 20th century Canada was a nation stuck between two powers. It was tied […]

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Federal Election of 1917: Nation in Crisis

Canada’s federal election of 1917 was a vicious, heated contest.  This speaks volumes considering the 1911 election had enough rhetoric, half truths and mudslinging to make a 21st century politician feel right at home. The election was fought primarily with one issue in mind: conscription. For this reason, it also is known as the Khaki Election. […]

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