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Robert Laird Borden
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World Leader
    (June 26, 1854-June 10, 1937)
    Taught in Nova Scotia and New Jersey (1868-1874)
    Leader of the Opposition (1901-1911)
    Eighth Prime Minister of Canada (1911-1920)
    He wanted half a million Canadian soldiers in World War I. When he did not get nearly that many volunteers, he supported conscription.
    He allied with the Liberal Party to save himself from almost certainly losing re-election on the unpopular issue of conscription.
    He introduced the first Canadian income tax which was meant to be temporary, but has never been repealed.
    He lobbied intensely for separate Canadian representation at the Paris Peace Conference, something opposed by both Great Britain and the United States.
    He managed to transform British national policy and change the way Britain saw its dominions.
    His Canadian soldiers proved to be some of the best in the world, fighting honorably in all of the major battles of World War I.
    He was the last Prime Minister to be knighted after the British Parliament abolished all potential titles for Canadians (1919).
    He could have been killed in the Parliament Buildings fire, but escaped with only minor injuries. However, all his papers were burned and destroyed.
    He extended voting rights to women (1918).
    He managed to get official recognition of Canadian sovereignty at the end of World War I.

Credit: Captain Howdy


    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 17 Votes: 23.53% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 8 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 353 Votes: 46.46% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 21 Votes: 76.19% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 44 Votes: 43.18% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 23 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 138 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 116 Votes: 67.24% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 172 Votes: 61.05% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 71 Votes: 63.38% Annoying
 
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