The Destiny of Canada: MacDonald, Laurier, and the Election of 1891

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The Destiny of Canada: MacDonald, Laurier, and the Election of 1891 - Pennington, Christopher John
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It was Sir John A. Macdonald's last campaign. His Conservatives had dominated Canadian politics since Confederation. Their National Policy, which protected Canadian manufacturers from foreign competition, was well established and affection for the "Old Man" was deep and widespread. The Liberal leader, Wilfrid Laurier, was new in the job and uncertain that a Roman Catholic from Quebec had any chance of winning votes outside his home province. But Macdonald's decision to hang Louis Riel had split the country, the economy was ...

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