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The South African War

“On 12 Oct. 1899 London declared war on the Boers in South Africa, and the delicate question of military aid to Britain arose. After various stormy consultations, [Sir Wilfrid] LAURIER, true to form, arrived at a policy based on a compromise that came close to the wishes of the English Canadian majority.”

To discover how Laurier managed the country’s participation in the war, click on the link below.

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