Tag: Wilfred Laurier

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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 (estimated publication date 2021), she has memories of only two prime ministers.  The longer serving of which was Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Laurier was […]

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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 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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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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