The would build the section from Winnipeg westward, while the government would undertake the construction of a line (called the ) from Moncton and Québec City to Winnipeg. Indeed, Laurier was so optimistic about the nation's progress that he allowed the to build a third transcontinental. By agreeing to this multiplication of railways, much of it at public expense, Laurier mortgaged the future with a heavy financial burden. At the peak of his prestige, Laurier allowed nothing to check his ambitions as prime minister. Moreover, the people agreed and re-elected him with a comfortable majority on 3 November 1904.
She grew up in the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, and says she often felt isolated when she went to university, believing that she was the only Aboriginal student at Laurier. Kandice played varsity basketball for four years until she had an injury which was the catalyst for her to begin the process of re-identifying herself and reconnecting with her Aboriginal identity. In her fifth year at Laurier,
This and his picturesque personality made him popular throughout
Canada, and he led the young country in a 15-year period of great development.
Wilfrid Laurier was born in St-Lin, Quebec, and studied law at McGill University.
After three years in the Quebec legislature, he was elected to the Canadian
House of Commons in 1874.
Seven years later a tragedy struck
the Laurier family when Wildfrid's mother died.
Since his mother died when Wildfrid was only seven, his father wanted
to give him the best education possible.
however, that his political defeat was caused primarily by opponents in Ontario
who considered him too partial to Roman Catholic interests in Quebec.
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After the 1900 victory at the polls, Laurier led his country forcefully. Within Cabinet, it was he who directed policy, and he did not hesitate to push aside dissenters such as the powerful , who was forced to resign in 1902. In this year Laurier also commanded attention outside the country when, at the colonial conference in London, he again opposed all proposals to unify the Empire. In 1903, shortly after the failure of the discussions with the US, Laurier revealed the most important policy of his second term: the construction of a second transcontinental railway.
Kandice learned early on about the value of following her interests. As with many students, she began her university studies in a different subject than the one in which she graduated. Kandice started university in Economics, which she had chosen because it was business-related and others had told her that it would lead to a ‘good job.’ She realized quickly that the subject area was not part of her strengths or her interests. After some reflection, she determined that History would be a better fit with her interests and abilities, which proved correct. She credits her program to helping her develop some of the key skills she now uses every day, such as written and verbal communication skills, research and critical thinking skills. Kandice graduated from Laurier in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in History.
In 1905, Laurier succeeded in adding two new provinces to the Dominion of Canada: Alberta and Saskatchewan. However, the addition of these provinces also meant that a decision had to be made regarding the educational rights of the Catholic minority. Once again, yielding to pressure from anglophones and Protestants, Laurier took refuge behind the status quo of one uniform school system, thus depriving the minorities of separate schools. As a result, the last chance to establish genuine cultural dualism throughout Canada was lost.
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Offended by this retreat, French Canadian nationalists bitterly criticized Laurier, whose prestige in Québec began to fade. Thus began the progressive decline of the Laurier government. In the years that followed, the prime minister sought chiefly to counter accusations of corruption and patronage within his administration and to rebuild his . In the 1908 general election, Canadians once again entrusted him with their destiny. While his party's majority was somewhat reduced, it was still quite strong in Québec. After 1908, Laurier focused his attention primarily on two bills, which, in the final analysis, resulted in his defeat.
He adopted a similar approach to relations with Britain. Shortly after becoming prime minister, Laurier began to reorganize the immigration system with , and, with , he finalized the details of a tariff policy based on imperial preference. Not long after, Laurier went in 1897 to London, England, to participate in his first colonial conference and to receive a knighthood. Guided by his belief in the future independence of Canada, he resisted every effort the British Empire made toward federation of the empire in political, economic, or military terms. Nonetheless, in 1899, he agreed to help defray the costs of transportation and matériel of Canadians wishing to fight for England in the ; this conciliatory stance would bring reproach from those French Canadians fiercely opposed to any participation. However, Laurier and his Liberals easily won the 1900 general election, well supported by Québec, which gave them 57 of its 65 seats. His personal popularity in Québec likely played a role in this result.