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Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Louis St. Laurent

The face of Canada in the midst of the 50s, Louis St.Laurent seems to have been often referred to as “Uncle Louis” given his love for children and his down-to-earth sort of personality as seen in his campaigning. During his time as Prime Minister, Newfoundland officially joined Canada as a province and the country became economically prosperous. […]

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Prime Ministers of Canada: RB Bennett

Richard B. Bennett was the Prime Minister of Canada during some very challenging years – the Great Depression. Most summaries of his life in politics refer to him as egotistical. Having made his own wealth, his policy on working hard to earn your income didn’t really sit well with the people who were struggling in […]

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Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Mackenzie King

William Lyon Mackenzie King was Prime Minister of Canada for an astonishing 20 years. Although his personal life was plagued by loneliness and spiritualism, all which are documented in journals, as a leader, he successfully led the country during World War II, and created several lasting support systems such as old age pensions and unemployment insurance. He […]

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Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Arthur Meighen

Arthur Meighen became the Prime Minister in 1920, and remained there for a fairly short period of only a year and a half. Due to a situation in 1926, when he held the position of opposition of the house, he briefly returned to Prime Minister when King stepped down. His time in leadership seems mostly unmemorable […]

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Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Robert Borden

Eighth in the line of leaders of Canada, Robert Borden became Prime Minister in 1911. During the 9 years he was head of the country, he helped lead Canada through the Great War, and the years that followed. Seeing how much Canada contributed to the wars, he worked hard to establish an independence from Britain, […]

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Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Sir Wilfred Laurier

As Canada’s seventh Prime Minister, Sir Wilfred Laurier managed to stay in the role of leadership for 15 years – guiding the country through many years of prosperity and growth as newcomers arrived to establish the west. A bilingual francophone from Quebec, he aimed to use his time as Prime Minister to help expand Canada’s future […]

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Prime Ministers of Canada: Sir Charles Tupper

After Mackenzie Bowell resigned as leader, Sir Charles Tupper took his place. His time as Prime Minister was a short 10 weeks before an election took place that saw Sir Wilfred Laurier become the next leader of our country. Notebooking Page About His Life The Prime Ministers of Canada: Charles Tupper – an introduction, brief biography, […]

Happy 200th Birthday, Sir John A.

Today is the 200th birthday of our country’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald. Learn more about him, his life, his contribution to the founding of Canada, and his time as our leader: Sir John A. MacDonald. Similar Resources   Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: John Thompson   Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: John […]

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Prime Ministers of Canada Resources: Sir MacKenzie Bowell

When Prime Minister John Thompson died during his time in office in 1894, Sir Mackenzie Bowell became acting Prime Minister – making him the fifth leader of Canada. During his time in office, his cabinet was divided on issues such as schooling rights for minorities in Manitoba. His time as leader doesn’t seem to have […]