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The First World War

“On 22 June 1914 the king had awarded [Sir Robert Laird] BORDEN the gcmg. Late in July, he and Laura escaped Ottawa’s summer heat for a vacation in Muskoka. It was short-lived. On Friday morning, 31 July, Borden was on a train rushing for Toronto. The next day he was in his Ottawa office and on Tuesday evening, 4 Aug. 1914, at 8:55 a cable from London arrived during an emergency cabinet meeting. Canada was at war.”

To learn how the prime minister, the government, and the nation fared during the conflict, click on the link below.

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