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Canada and the First World War - They Also Served - Andrew Bonar Law (1858-1923)

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Andrew Bonar Law was the only Canadian ever to be Prime Minister of Britain. In 1911, he became head of the British Conservative Party and after the outbreak of the Great War formed a coalition government with Herbert Asquith. Includes a brief biography and links to other resources held by the National Archives.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Robert Borden - Speech before the House of Commons, May 18, 1917 - WW1: Canadian Prime Ministers - Leadership During Wartime

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Prime Minister Borden makes a speech to the House of Commons outlining his government's needs and rationale for introducing compulsory military enlistment on a selective basis.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Robert Borden - Speech before the Canadian Club at Winnipeg, December 29, 1914 - WW1: Canadian Prime Ministers - Leadership During Wartime

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Speech by Prime Minister Robert Borden, in which he outlines his government's rationale for defeating Prussian-German oligarchy and militarism.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Wilfrid Laurier - South African War, 1899-1902: Canadian prime ministers - leadership during wartime

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Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier's speech before the House of Commons March 13,1900, outlining his government's rationale for supporting Great Britain in the South African War.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Robert Borden - Speech at the Directors' Luncheon, Central Canada Exhibition, Ottawa, September 9, 1918 - WW1: Canadian Prime Ministers - Leadership During Wartime

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Prime Minister Borden, in a speech at the Central Canada Exhibition in September 9, 1918, discusses his wish for a sound policy of maximum use of Canada's abundant natural resources for the post-war reconstruction to come.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Robert Borden - Appeal for National Service, Ottawa, October 23, 1916 - WW1: Canadian Prime Ministers - Leadership During Wartime

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Prime Minister Robert Borden appeals to the people of Canada, in a speech in Ottawa October 23,1916, for national service to help win the war for Great Britain and her allies.

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Mackenzie King - Temperance and the War effort

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Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King broadcasts an address to the Canadian people asking for temperance in alcohol consumption, in aid of the war effort.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

First World War - Government and the Military - Political Direction of the War

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A bibliography of Sir Robert Borden's direction of Canada's war effort, including Canada's cooperation with Britain and the United States during World War I.

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Mackenzie King - manpower and a total war effort, August 19, 1942 - WW2: Canadian Prime Ministers - Leadership During Wartime

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Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King broadcasts an update to the Canadian people on the government's efforts, planning and coordination for a "total war effort."

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Robert Borden - Speech before the Canadian Club of Halifax, December 18, 1914 - WW1: Canadian Prime Ministers - Leadership During Wartime

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Speech by Prime Minister Borden, before the Canadian Club of Halifax, December 18,1914, outlining his government's plan for supporting Great Britain during the First World War.

Site: Library and Archives Canada