Liberal Party

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.”


The Election of 1891: A Question of Loyalty

“Send me better men to deal with, and I will be a better man.” Sir John A. Macdonald was not the last prime minister who had to put scandal behind him to win an election.