Canadian Military History Gateway
Subject > Soldiers, Warriors and Leaders > Roles and Professions > Politician
Organization > Library and Archives Canada
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.
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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.
Speech by Prime Minister Robert Borden, in which he outlines his government's rationale for defeating Prussian-German oligarchy and militarism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.