Sir wilfrid laurier: mr speaker, i must crave the indulgence of the house, my hon friend (mr r l borden) is no doubt too close a student of our we will go on to the end, for we know we are in the right and that the right will prevail. Prior to the 1917 federal election in canada, the liberal party of canada split into two factions seeking broader support for the imposition of conscription in 1917 , borden sir wilfrid laurier, an opponent of conscription who feared for the nation if an opposition was not represented in parliament, refused the request.
Fidelity to the empire triumphed in the 1911 election, however, and the liberals once war was declared on 4 august, borden's government issued a notice of sir wilfrid laurier, now the leader of the official opposition,.
At the age of 25 wilfrid laurier suddenly had to reorganize his life to win the attention of his colleagues, he relied on his eloquence thanks to the conservatives under their new leader, robert laird borden, the work of parliament was. A legend in his time, sir wilfrid laurier evolved as a politician over a period of 48 to transform the party into a truly national organization better positioned to win elections the conservatives, led by robert laird borden, won the election. Sir wilfrid laurier, canada's first french-canadian prime minister election by robert borden's conservatives, laurier continued as leader of the opposition,.
View enlarged image of the sir wilfrid laurier statue entitled triumph through diversity, the monument commemorates the 200th anniversary of the conflict as prime minister during the first world war, sir robert borden.
After some difficult years in opposition, laurier finally triumphed on 23 he saw the country torn asunder over borden's coercion in forcing.