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Sir Robert Borden: They shy guy who challenged an empire Irene Ternier Gordon

Sir Robert Borden: They shy guy who challenged an empire

Irene Ternier Gordon

Published 2007
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57 pages
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The man on Canadas $100 bill started life as a nerd who spent a lot of time making lists. As Canadas 8th prime minister, he was accused of being a boring speaker, an indecisive leader, and a hypochondriac. This all changed in 1917, when eh went toMoreThe man on Canadas $100 bill started life as a nerd who spent a lot of time making lists. As Canadas 8th prime minister, he was accused of being a boring speaker, an indecisive leader, and a hypochondriac. This all changed in 1917, when eh went to meet hundreds of wounded Canadian soldiers in 53 military hospitals across England and France. Horrified by the suffering of the soldiers hes met, Borden pledged that Canada would have a say in how WWI would be run and resolved. Against all odds, quiet, reluctant Borden got his way. Because of him, Canada morphed from a minor colonial power into a full-fledged member of the newly formed League of Nations. During his term as prime minister, Canadian women got the right to vote.