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Biography of the Day

DAVIS, ALICE CATHARINE – Volume XIV (1911-1920)

d. 28 March 1915 in Saint John


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

Ethnicity and Race


The fate of many “enemy aliens” is suggested in this excerpt from the biography of Sir William Dillon OTTER:

“Lacking direct threats, Canadians turned on the aliens in their midst, forcing the government to intern hundreds of Germans and thousands of Polish and Ukrainian labourers who happened to be Habsburg subjects…. Minister of Justice Charles Joseph Doherty* summoned Otter to Ottawa on 30 October and invited him to take charge of internment operations.”

To find out what happened to members of various ethnic and racial groups during the war, consult these biographies.

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