Laurier: “The First Canadian”

In truth, Laurier’s famous ability to compromise sometimes left everyone dissatisfied. Wilfrid Laurier took leadership of the Liberal party of Canada on 18th of June 1887. Frail and intellectual, preferring the privacy of his library to the battlefield of politics, he was uncertain. “I know I have not the aptitude for it,” he admitted, “and I have a sad apprehension that it must end in disaster.”