By Patrice Dutil, David MacKenzie
100 years in the past, Canadians went to the polls to choose the destiny in their state in an election that raised concerns important to Canada's nationwide independence and its position on the planet. Canadians confronted a transparent selection among unfastened alternate with the us and constancy to the British Empire, and the selections they made in September 1911 assisted in shaping Canada's political and fiscal background for the remainder of the century. Canada 1911 revisits and re-examines this momentous flip in Canadian heritage, while Canadians actually stumbled on themselves at a parting of the methods. It used to be Canada's first nice smooth election and one of many first expressions of the beginning of recent Canada. The poet Rudyard Kipling famously wrote on the time that this election was once not anything under a struggle for Canada's soul. This booklet will clarify why.
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