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Have fun listening attentively to the 5 animated clips. Answer the questions to know if you have understand.
Laurier’s Political Ascension
- Sir Wilfrid Laurier had a long and distinguished career in federal politics for nearly 45 years. Which of the following statements is false?
- Wilfrid Laurier was elected as a member of Parliament and joined the House of Commons in 1874.
- Wilfrid Laurier was the first Francophone Prime Minister of Canada.
- Wilfrid Laurier served three consecutive terms as Prime Minister of Canada.
- In 1887, Wilfrid Laurier became the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.
Man of Compromise
- Complete the following statement: “In 1890, the Premier of Manitoba, Thomas Greenway, abolished religious schools, which angered the Franco-Manitoban people, who were largely Catholic. In response to this situation, Wilfrid Laurier...”
- first hesitated to get involved in provincial affairs and then signed the Laurier-Greenway Agreement, which allowed for religious teaching in a minority language for a few hours a week.
- immediately convinced Thomas Greenway to reverse his decision.
- refused to take any action whatsoever.
- opened new Catholic schools in Ontario so that Franco-Manitobans could relocate.
Louis Riel: Condemned Metis
- After the execution of Louis Riel, Wilfrid Laurier made a public speech. Complete the following excerpt from it: “Had I been born on the banks of the Saskatchewan…”
- “…I would have tried to resolve the conflict with negotiation instead of violence.”
- “...I would myself have shouldered a musket to fight against the neglect of government.”
- “…I would never have taken part in the rebellion, and I would have respected the authority of the government.”
Canadian Identity and Pride
- How did Wilfrid Laurier support Great Britain in the Boers War in South Africa?
- He sent battalions of Canadian volunteers.
- He sent hundreds of horses.
- He obliged all healthy men 16 and over to go fight at the front.
- He offered no support to Great Britain in this conflict.
- True or False: Only one transcontinental railway was built during the Laurier years.
Wilfrid Laurier’s Legacy
- Wilfrid Laurier passed away in Ottawa, on February 17, 1919. Which of the following was not one of the values bequeathed to Canada by this Prime Minister?
- Diversity: the multi-ethnic, multi-lingual and multi-religious identity of Canada.
- Tolerance, the middle way and compromise.
- Vitality: eloquence, culture and charisma.
- Combat: effective military strategies.
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