By Roderick Stewart
Wilfrid Laurier's existence trip took him from a small Quebec village to the Parliament of Canada. He possessed an extraordinary blend of the typical contact and political savvy, which he successfully used to stay leading minister of Canada for fifteen years (1896-1911).
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ISBN 1-894852-00-1 1. Laurier, Wilfrid, 1841-1919. 2. Canada – Politics and executive – 1896-1911. three. top ministers – Canada – Biography. I. identify. II. sequence: Quest library; 17. FC551. L3S73 2002 971. 05’6’092 C2002-940314-6 F1033. S73 2002 criminal Deposit: moment region 2002 nationwide Library of Canada Bibliothèque nationale du Québec XYZ Publishing recognizes the help of the hunt Library venture through the Canadian experiences application and the publication Publishing improvement application (BPIDP) of the dept of Canadian history. The reviews expressed don't unavoidably replicate the perspectives of the govt. of Canada. The publishers extra recognize the monetary aid our publishing software gets from The Canada Council for the humanities, the ministère de l. a. tradition et des Communications du Québec, and the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles. Chronology: Lynne Bowen Index: Darcy Dunton structure: Édiscript enr. conceal layout: Zirval layout conceal representation: Francine Auger photograph study: Roderick Stewart and Rhonda Bailey published and certain in Canada XYZ Publishing 1781 Saint Hubert road Montreal, Quebec H2L 3Z1 Tel: (514) 525-2170 Fax: (514) 525-7537 e mail: xyzed@mlink. web website: www. xyzedit. com disbursed by way of: common Distribution providers 325 Humber collage street Toronto, Ontario M9W 7C3 Tel: (416) 213-1919 Fax: (416) 213-1917 e mail: cservice@genpub. com Contents Prologue: The Pledge 1 Canadien Roots 2 the key of the longer term three Time to Take an opportunity four New Horizons five the best way ahead 6 One country 7 The Sunny method eight hurricane Warnings nine Downhill 10 First kick back of Defeat eleven lower than hearth 12 Defeat With Honour Epilogue: Canada First Chronology of Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919) resources Consulted Index Prologue The Pledge the fast, sharp jerk of the railway motor vehicle roused him from his reverie. The engine used to be pulling out of the station. Sir Wilfrid Laurier sat upright in his chair and glanced towards the door. inside moments, his partners may carry him the election returns from many of the provinces. The educate had stopped in brief to replace passengers, and his partners had dashed out to gather telegrams they have been anticipating on the railway station. It used to be an extraordinary second of solitude and silence. Sir Wilfrid stretched, after which eased his shoulders into the gentle leather-based cushion of his armchair. Sliding his arms evenly via his flowing white hair, he associated them at the back of his head and leaned again. If basically he might shut his eyes, go to sleep, and get away from the demons that pursued him – the grinding time table that punished his physique, the fears and doubts that attacked his will to maintain on scuffling with for what he believed in. yet no, he wouldn’t permit himself to sleep. an excessive amount of had occurred, an excessive amount of used to be at stake to think about leisure. The educate used to be on its manner back; in a couple of moments his partners might go back, after which he might understand. It was once simply after ten o’clock within the night. considering 8 o’clock that Monday morning, December 17, 1917, Canadians have been going to the polls to vote in a federal election, the 1st to be held in wartime.