J.s. Woodsworth I was born in July 29,1874. I was a pioneer in the Canadian social democratic movement. Following more than two decades ministering to the poor and the working class, I left the church to lay the foundation for, and become the first leader of, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), a democratic socialist party that later became the New Democratic Party (NDP). By 1914, I had become a socialist and an admirer of the British Labour Party.
Pierre Elliot Trudeau Lester B. Pearson, Brian Mulroney, Jean Chrétien, Kim Campbell and John Diefenbaker were all influential political leaders in Canada. However, with the implementation of his “Just Society", the Multicultural Policy, the Official Languages Act, and the Constitution Act Pierre Elliot Trudeau is undoubtedly the most influential political leaders in Canadian history . Pierre Trudeau not only changed Canadian history but rather changed Canada. Pierre Trudeau's actions, words and opinions are the basis of Canada, everything he did influenced Canada today making it unique, interesting and incredible. Trudeau was a young leader whose ideas were radical by all standards at the time.
There have been many great Canadian Prime Ministers in the past, of them William Lyon Mackenzie King became a legend. King was born on 1874 in Berlin, Ontario. King was well educated; he graduated from University of Toronto with his B.A and obtained his degree from Harvard in 1909. In 1919 King was chosen as the leader of the liberal party. King has been Prime Minister through 1921-1926, 1926-1930 and 1935-1948.
David Thompson: The greatest land geographer who ever lived. David Thomson was born in Westminster, London, on April 30, 1770. Thompson was the son of David and Anne Thompson, recent Welsh immigrants to England. Thompson’s father died two years after his birth, leaving the family in financial ruin. When Thompson turned fourteen he began a seven-year apprenticeship with the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), forever leaving England to begin a new life in Canada in 1784.
During the beginning of the war the Germans took over the ridge because of the advantage they could gain by its height. Later on as Canadian forces joined in with the allies on the third attack against the ridge, the Canadians took a major role by supplying the army with approximately 100,000 men. “There were four main Canadian units and for the first time they all fought together like a single unit with little to no mistakes under the British General Sir Julian Byng (Linda Connor pg. 296).” Byng did not win with luck, but with a trained army, heavy artillery, a strong air force, and tactical plans. The Canadian unit then fought for the ridge and conquered the German Nazis by taking Vimy Ridge.
Monday, October, 24, 2011 The battle of Vimy Ridge was nation building experience for Canada, making the Great War Canada’s war of independence. At this battle in World War One in 1917 Canadian military was able to do something which neither the French nor British troops were able to do. Also, with the great leadership of Canadian General Arthur Currie he led the Canadians to their greatest victory in World War One. In addition to this, the battle of Vimy Ridge was an historic moment because it made Canada an independent nation. When the Canadian troops had all odds against them they defined all odds by accomplishing something which neither the French nor British were able to achieve, that was defeating the Germans and taking control of
These moments have changed the way Canadians like and think today. Vimy Ridge was a significant moment because it brought world recognition, a strong sense of patriotism, and became a symbol of nationalism and sacrifice. It marked the first time a battle was planned strategically rather than with manpower. The man responsible for this strategy was Arthur Currie. “He organized a mock version of the ridge behind the battle lines and told each unit of the regiment its objective and
At home, his wartime government was responsible for the Emergency War Measures Act (1914), the first measures of direct taxation by the Ottawa government (the Wartime Business Profits Tax, 1916, and the "temporary" Income Tax, 1917), the nationalization of the Canadian Northern Railway as the first step in the creation of the CNR and, after the collapse of the voluntary recruiting system, the Military Service Act, 1917. Conscription was accompanied by the creation of a Union Government of pro-conscriptionist Conservatives and Liberals which won the bitterly contested general election of 1917. Overseas, the Canadian Expeditionary Force grew from one division to a full Canadian Corps commanded after 1917 by a Canadian, Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur William Currie. Borden believed that the distinguished record of the CEF at Ypres, Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele and in the final 100 days was the ultimate proof of the maturity of Canadian nationhood. Principal author of Resolution IX of the Imperial War Conference of 1917, he argued that Canada and the other dominions deserved recognition "as autonomous nations of an Imperial Commonwealth."
(Hundreds of players were just a few too many, for umpires to keep track of. Ten per side worked better.) A Canadian dentist, George Beers, is designated the father of modern lacrosse. He revised the rules and it was his set of rules that was adopted by the National Lacrosse Association of Canada when it was in 1867. Lacrosse became so popular in Canada that it was named the national sport.
The liberals won 82 seats. although the union government won a large number of seats, the popular vote told a different story. Voters in the maritimes gave a slight majority of their votes towards anti conscription candidates, in Ontario, anti-conscription candidates won 40% of the civilian vote. in Quebec on the other hand, that the greatest opposition to conscription was revealed. Of quebecs 65 seats, 62 went to lauriers liberals, who opposed conscription.