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RAIZENNE, MARIE-CLOTILDE, Marie de l’Incarnation – Volume VI (1821-1835)

b. 12 April 1766 at Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes (Oka), Que.


Responsible Government

Sir John A. Macdonald

From the Red River Settlement to Manitoba (1812–70)

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Sir George-Étienne Cartier


The Fenians

Women in the DCB/DBC

The Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences of 1864

Introductory Essays of the DCB/DBC

The Acadians

For Educators

The War of 1812 

Canada’s Wartime Prime Ministers

The First World War

Demobilization and the Veterans


This quotation from the biography of Gerald Joseph WHITTY illustrates some of the challenges faced by veterans and their organizations:

“Pensions for veterans and their dependants had been approved by the government in 1917 with payments subject to annual adjustments. When the latter were not forthcoming, the [Great War Veterans’ Association of Newfoundland] lobbied hard for redress and made significant gains.”

To learn more about what the government, the military, and the veterans themselves did for returning soldiers, read the biographies listed below.

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