French Canadian. Wanted to bring together French and Canada. Liberal.
Violated the Manitoba Act. JAM refused to intervene on behalf of the French so the F-C decided to vote Laurier
Lead the way into prosperity
Boer's (group of South Africans) fought Britain taking control. Britain claimed they wanted to uphold equal rights for their people in SA, but the SAs felt they were being invaded. They'd also just found mines.
Britain called on Canada to support them. Started sending in Canadian troops. English Canadians wanted this, French Canadians didn't.
Laurier decided to compromise. Offered Canadian volunteers to become part of the British forces. Sent almost 7,300.
Opposition to Laurer's descion was Bourassa.
Post South African and Naval Crisis.
Canada relied on British Navy to protect coasts. Germany began to expand their naval. Britian launched HMS Dreadnought. Lots of guns and killing thingys. "Macho ship"
Naval race between Germany and Britain.
Most English Canadians wanted to contribute but many French Canadians wanted their own navy.
This act gave Canada it's own navy that was to support Britain.
While 11 ships were being built Britian leant a ship to each of Canada's coasts.
Canadians were occupied by free trade; farmers wanted free trade so they could get cheaper American farm things.
Convinced Laurier to give a reciprocity agreement with the States. This reduced tariffs on things from US.
People already selling things were >(
Boundary was not clear. Was not of importance until the gold rush.
6 judges - 3 from US, 1 from Britain, 2 from Canada.
Britain was involved in border issues with the States somewhere else. Wanted to pacify the States and gave up the boundary.