Laurier Era

Emergence of Modern Canada Main

Wilfred Laurier becomes PM

1896

French Canadian. Wanted to bring together French and Canada. Liberal.

First cars imported to Canada from US

1898

Boer War in South Africa

1899

First trans-Atlantic wireless message

1901

Alaska boundary dispute ends

1903

Alberta/Sask become provinces

1905

BC Native Cheifs take land claim to British privy council

1906

Asians attacked during Vancouver riots

1907

First airplane flight in Canada

1909

Robert Borden's Conservatives win federal election

1911

Titanic sinks

1912

Many thousands of immigrants come to Canada

1913

New Layer 1

Manitoba had an English only school system

1890

Violated the Manitoba Act. JAM refused to intervene on behalf of the French so the F-C decided to vote Laurier

End of World Wide Depression

1896

Lead the way into prosperity

Boer War - South African War

1899

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.

Critisized internationally.

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.

Britain turned to Canada for military

1900

Post South African and Naval Crisis.

Naval Issue

1906

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.

Laurier introduces Naval Service Act

1910

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.

Reciprocity

1911

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 >(

World War I

1914

Alaska

US buys Alaska from Russia

1867

Boundary was not clear. Was not of importance until the gold rush.

International Tribunal for the boundary

1903

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.

Laurier Boom