SIR ROBERT BORDEN
Prime Minister of Canada during World War I
If you are Canadian you may have seen a picture of this man before.
You probably do not remember where . Sir Robert Borden is the prime minister
who graces the $100. dollar bill. Who was he ? He is the man who replaced
Sir Wilfred Laurier as Canada's prime minister at a very crucial time in
Canadian history. Borden was prime minister during World War I. He is the
man who brought in the controversial Conscription Bill that tore Canada
apart. French Canada was so angry with him that they would not vote for
the Progressive Conservative Party in large numbers until John Diefenbaker
arrived on the scene in 1958.
Borden was from Nova Scotia . This may help to explain his ideas and mentality.
He saw Canada as a major player in the British Empire. He wanted Canada
to help out the Mother country. French Canadians did not see it that way
which should not have come as a surprise to anyone.
Robert Borden was also my great grandmother ,Annie Sophia Ells, cousin.