John was the first Prime Minister of Canada, but in 1873 people found out John’s government accepted money from US bankers of CPR, this was called the Pacific Scandal, and it was damaging to Johns reputation and forced him to resign. Because of this, Alexander Mackenzie and liberals triumphed the election. However, John Macdonald was undaunted and won the election in 1878, he was for the ‘New nation Policy’. He never got to retire, at 76 years of age, he campaigned hard, and in 1891 he was using the slogan “The old Flag, The Old Policy, The Old Leader”. He won, but was exhausted, and sadly he died just 3 months later.
Canada wanted to be recognized for their war efforts, and they opposed to further fight without representing their own country, indicating that they could be independent, a step towards developing their constitution. Next, the notable war records and successes in battles such as Vimy Ridge won them recognition on the Treaty of Versailles. Prime Minister Robert Borden, in the Liberal-Conservative Handbook , ‘Equal status or Equality of Nationhood', stated, "The highest future for this Dominion lies within this Empire upon conditions of equal status." This statement by Borden foreshadowed Canada’s important role in the Paris Peace Conference and the eventual signing of the Treaty of Versailles. This was a significant milestone in Canada’s history and the signing showed the world that Canada is a new independent nation that can support and represent
There are countless leaders that changed Canada’s history in both good and bad ways. Some leaders and prime ministers are forgotten as history proceeds. Many tried shaping Canada’s history and changing its reputation. Canada had great leaders that made tremendous benefits to improve their country. However, a very kind man named Richard Bennett became a prime minister in the worse of Canada’s economics situation.
Four prime ministers had followed Macdonald in quick succession. Generally lacking the political skills of the "Old Chieftain", they proved unable to cope with the issues of the day and to provide the leadership needed to build on his accomplishments. Laurier's arrival in the prime minister's office was like
They recognize the name John A. Macdonald knowing he was the first Prime Minister of Canada and might have recollection of the things he had brought forward, but many are unaware of all that he brought forward was included within the National Policy. The National Policy helped to create Canada with the provinces involved, created the Canadian Pacific Railway, and united Canada in all due to MacDonald’s determination to bring all of Canada together. It can be said that Macdonald did well for Canada, he was looked up by many as he was the first prime minister of Canada and had a political career for almost fifty years. He brought forward the National Policy with the three distinct parts, trying to do everything he could to make Canada a bigger country so he could have more support within the confederation he had formed. Although Macdonald didn’t get all of the outcomes he hoped for through the National Policy, he still managed to help Canada form into a country and unite us as
Multitudes of factors contributed to form the Canadian Confederation. From small political negotiations to full fletched conflicts, here are the seven major events that lead to its creation • Changes in British Attitudes Towards British North America • The American Civil War • The Creation of the North-West Mounted Police • The construction of the Transcontinental Railway • Fenian Raids • The Red River Resistance • The Doctrine of Manifest Destiny Changes in British Attitudes towards British North America This factor is the most crucial event in the creation of the Canadian Confederation. The British realized that having separate colonies became costly to maintain so to counteract this problem, the existing colonies created their own government/federation to declare independence. This also
“Just watch me”. One of the most popular quotes in all of Canadian history and was said by Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. His legacy, attitude, and work transformed Canada and still continues to do so. Trudeau was the Prime Minister of Canada, from 1968 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1984. Pierre Trudeau changed Canada’s social-political ideology.
During his time as Prime Minster, he accomplished multiple “things” for the country. Some examples are the Canadian pension plan, universal health care system, unified arm force, maple leaf flag. Most importantly however was the influence Pearson had on Canada’s nationalism, such ways as bring the two opposed people of Canada, known as Anglophones and Francophones together, and having a common ground. When Quebec revealed that it did not want to be ran by an English government, Pearson knew this problem could be solved by cooperation. During his first year and a half, Pearson had more meetings than Diefenbaker had in his six year
Miners were given the right grieve but not the right to negotiate. This experience led to William Mackenzie-King to write his own book to express his own visions. The picture many not paint a pretty picture for this gentleman, but he is the fore front of the history of unions and Canadian politics. Am slowly appreciating the little things he offered thus
Another prevalent issue at the time was social class. When Bronte wasn’t busy fighting the war against science, she was bringing awareness regarding the marriage of heterogeneous social classes. Since social class plays an immense part in the Victorian era, Bronte shines a light on the issues throughout his writings. Bronte often worked under the pseudonym,