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Sir Robert Laird Borden, lawyer, politician, prime minister of Canada, –20 (born 26 June in Grand Pré, NS; died 10 June in Ottawa, ON).The eighth prime minister of Canada, Borden was a Halifax lawyer, leader of the Liberal-Conservative Party –20, and architect of the Conservative victory in the "Reciprocity Election" of He . Among the more important published works are Borden’s Letters to limbo, ed. Henry Borden (Toronto and Buffalo, N.Y., ) and Robert Laird Borden: his memoirs, ed. Henry Borden (2v., Toronto, ), and John English’s Borden: his life and world (Toronto, ) and The decline of politics: the Conservatives and the party system, The memoirs of Sir Robert Borden are honest, straightforward, and fair; qualities similar to those possessed by the unpretentious Nova Scotia lawyer who became leader of the Conservative Party and Canada's prime minister during World War One. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Borden, Robert Laird, Sir, Manifestos, Ottawa: J. de Labroquerie Taché, (OCoLC)
From the Halifax Platform, Borden promised further reform of the civil service - Laurier had begun the process with the establishment of the Civil Service Commission in - but sidestepped the more controversial ideas of government regulation or public ownership of national franchises such as the telegraph and telephone systems. Rudyard Kipling was born on 30 December in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, to Alice Kipling (née MacDonald) and John Lockwood Kipling. Alice (one of the four noted MacDonald sisters) was a vivacious woman, of whom Lord Dufferin would say, "Dullness and Mrs Kipling cannot exist in the same room." John Lockwood Kipling, a sculptor and pottery Children: 3, Josephine, Elsie Bambridge and John . The Nickle Resolution. The Nickle Resolution was a motion brought forward in by Conservative M.P. William Folger Nickle in the House of Commons of Canada. There had been controversy before the end of World War I over the honouring of Canadians—especially the appointment of Sam Hughes as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (a non . The crisis of Quebec, mother country National Service Nationalists newspapers number of French officers Ontario school opinion opposition order-in-council Ottawa overseas Parliament party Patrie patriotism political population Prime Minister province of Quebec R. B. Bennett racial recruiting result Rodolphe Lemieux Senate Sir.
Library and Archives Canada holds Canada’s most comprehensive collection of material related to the life, times and continuing appeal of Sir John A. Macdonald (–)—charismatic firebrand, architect of Canadian Confederation and Canada’s first prime minister. by rt. hon. sir robert l. borden, g.c.m.g. More than a year ago the bugles of the Empire sounded throughout the world the call to duty. The justice of the cause was recognised in every quarter of the King's dominions, and nowhere more fully than in Canada; it has since been confirmed by the judgment of the civilised world. There are a number of other studies of Borden: a very odd book by Harold A. Wilson The Imperial Policy of Sir Robert Borden (Gainesville, University of Florida Press, ) which makes Borden more of an autonomist than he really was; John English, Borden: His Life and World (Toronto, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, ), a judicious and well informed. When Robert Borden returned from Europe and recommended compulsory military service, the widely anticipated political crisis began. After Wilfrid Laurier refused Borden’s invitation to join a national government, the prime minister, despite objections from some members of his caucus, shifted his attention to unhappy western Liberals.