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  Robert Borden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Borden went to Kentville, Nova Scotia as the junior partner of the Conservative lawyer John P. Chipman.
Borden also introduced the first Canadian income tax, which at the time was meant to be temporary, but was never repealed.
Borden was the last prime minister to be knighted after the House of Commons indicated its desire for the discontinuation of the granting of any future titles to Canadians in 1919 with the adoption of the Nickle Resolution.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Robert_Borden   (1426 words)

 Sir Robert Borden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Borden was drafted at the age of 58, in the election of 1911, he ran against Laurier and his Liberals.
Borden was able to bring Quebec nationalists, disillusioned Liberals from the west, Ontario Tories and his base in the Maritimes into his sphere of influence and beat Laurier at the coalition building game to win the election.
Robert Borden began to develop a vision of Canada which was to move the nation forward in it's development.
www.canadahistory.com /sections/politics/PRIMEMINISTERS/Sir_Robert_Borden.htm   (1473 words)

 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Robert was born in 1854 and was followed by a brother, John William, a sister, Julia Rebecca, and another brother, Henry Clifford, born in 1870.
Borden, who spoke competent French, was frequently impatient with his lieutenant and failed to grasp the significance of French Canadians' views on national issues that threatened their sense of identity.
Borden's view that intervention was unconstitutional was sound, but his insensitivity to French Canadians' concerns and to the pleas of his Quebec colleagues, and his adamant refusal to intervene with the Conservative government in Toronto, all but eroded what limited support his government had in Quebec.
www.biographi.ca /EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=42133   (11420 words)

 MSN Encarta - Robert Borden
Borden led the Canadian government during the critical years of World War I (1914-1918), when Canada was coming to political and economic maturity.
Borden started a law practice in Kentville, Nova Scotia, and in 1882 was invited to join one of the largest law firms in Halifax.
Although the Tupper government was defeated at the polls, Borden was elected and went to Parliament as a member of the opposition.
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 Borden, Sir Robert Laird   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The eighth prime minister of Canada, Borden was a Halifax lawyer, leader of the Liberal-Conservative Party 1901-20, architect of the Conservative victory in the "Reciprocity Election" of 1911, PM during WWI and a leading figure in the achievement of "Dominion Status" and the transition from the British Empire to the British Commonwealth of Nations.
Borden was a self-made man. After a brief formal education, he spent 5 years teaching at private academies in Nova Scotia and New Jersey.
Borden believed that the distinguished record of the CEF at Ypres, Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele and in the final 100 days was the ultimate proof of the maturity of Canadian nationhood.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000885   (362 words)

 First World War.com - Who's Who - Sir Robert Borden
Consequently at the Paris Peace Conference Borden headed the Canadian delegation; his signature on the Versailles treaty is often deemed to herald Canada's emergence as an autonomous state.
Borden was a firm supporter of U.S. President Wilson's Fourteen Points and was clear in believing that Canada's interests lay in a close alliance between the British Empire and the United States.
Finally leaving office on 10 July 1920 Borden attended the Washington Naval Disarmament Conference in 1921 as Canadian delegate and served on the League of Nations council in 1930.
www.firstworldwar.com /bio/borden.htm   (425 words)

 Departemental History
Robert Borden was born in the bucolic atmosphere of Grand Pré, Nova Scotia, in 1854.
Borden moved quickly to implement his naval policy, though he was eventually unable to carry it out in the face of a determined and bitter Liberal opposition.
Borden saw this as the answer to his calls for consultation, but not as the harbinger of a centralized empire; while each Dominion now properly had a voice, he asserted, "each preserves unimpaired its perfect autonomy, its self-government, and the responsibility of its Ministers to their own electorate."
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /department/history/borden-en.asp   (1178 words)

 Is Robert Borden the Right Man for the Job?    - Oct. 2004
Borden apparently is on one of these lists because he complained to me about my distributing our e-mail exchange without his permission, something that is a courtesy but is not required in Texas.
Borden is also a member of the Board of Directors of Brazos Educational Radio, the organization that owns and operates KEOS Community Radio where Touchstone Radio appears twice daily.
Borden, who is so touchy about criticism as to resort to name calling and apparently can't keep his facts straight, has the right journalistic values, ethics, and ability to be a director of a truly independent media outlet.
www.rtis.com /touchstone/oct2004/09.html   (867 words)

 Borden-Biography-First Among Equals
Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden began his political career as a staunch Imperialist, and during his years as Leader of the Opposition he frequently criticized Sir Wilfrid Laurier's policies concerning Britain.
Borden was called to the Bar in 1878, and proceeded to establish himself as a successful lawyer in partnership with Charles Hibbert Tupper, son of the future Conservative Prime Minister, Charles Tupper.
Borden was in Europe in 1915 and visited Canadian soldiers at the front and in hospitals in Britain.
www.collectionscanada.ca /primeministers/h4-3206-e.html   (810 words)

 Sir Robert Laird Borden
Borden was by this time one of Halifax's leading citizens, and Prime Minister Sir Charles Tupper convinced him to run in the 1896 election as a Conservative.
In Ottawa, Borden was highly successful in the political world due to the fact that he was intelligent, had a firm grasp of the issues, and spoke very well.
Borden's government was in favour of it, and he managed to win the election by forming the Union government with many of Laurier's former supporters.
www.queensu.ca /secretariat/History/people/borden.html   (442 words)

 The Globe and Mail: Prime Ministers - He made it matter to be Canadian
But Robert Borden is among the great ones, not only because of his resolute wartime leadership, but his continuous and persistent assertion of Canadian sovereignty.
Borden bluntly told British prime minister David Lloyd George in 1917: "The Dominions have fought in the war upon the principle of equal nationhood." That principle, he added: "has been consecrated by the efforts and sacrifices" of Canadian soldiers, and "it must be maintained."
As Robert Craig Brown wrote in his biography of Borden, Sir Robert argued: "At the very least, Canada was entitled to representation equal to that of the smaller powers at the peace conference.
www.theglobeandmail.com /series/primeministers/stories/rb-20020126.html   (1080 words)

 Borden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Robert Borden (1854-1937): Eighth Prime Minister of Canada 1911-1920.
Frederick Borden (1847-1917): Canadian Minister of Militia and Defence, 1896-1911.
Borden Cheese, a retail brand used by the Dairy Farmers of America cooperative.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Borden   (146 words)

 Borden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sir Robert Laird Borden, a unilingual Conservative lawyer born in Grand-Pre, Nova Scotia in 1854, became his party's leader in 1901, endured electoral setbacks in 1904 and 1908, and became prime minister following the Conservative victory of 1911.
Borden played a prominent role in Imperial cabinets and conferences and in the effort to construct a single Imperial foreign and trade policy.
Borden was succeeded as party leader and Prime Minister in 1920 by Arthur Meighen.
www.lib.byu.edu /~rdh/wwi/bio/b/borden.html   (353 words)

 Information about Canada FDC: 3¢ Sir Robert Laird Borden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Robert Laird Borden was born in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia in 1854.
Borden was called to the Bar in 1878, and proceeded to establish himself as a successful lawyer in partnership with Charles Hibbert Tupper.
Borden became leader of the opposition in 1901 and slowly rebuilt his party.
www.unicover.com /EA4NCC7B.htm   (421 words)

 CNEWS Politics: Robert Borden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
 Borden was prime minister throughout World War I and during the war years his government was accused of scandal over British munitions contracts and its staunch support of the Ross Rifle--a weapon known to jam in battle.
Borden's government introduced the first federal income tax, nationalized Canadian railways and introduced conscription in 1917.
Borden headed the Canadian delegation at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, where the autonomy of Canada and other dominions within the British Commonwealth was successfully established.
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 The Right Honourable Sir Robert Laired Borden
Borden was working in his office in the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1916 when the Centre Block caught fire.
Borden was determined that Canadian troops in France would have adequate reinforcements and proposed conscription.
Following the war, Borden worked to instate Canada as in independent delegation in the Paris Peace Conference and was the leader of the Canadian delegation, 1919, and participated in the establishment of the League of Nations.
www3.sympatico.ca /goweezer/canada/borden.htm   (493 words)

 Robert Borden
Robert Borden was born in Nova Scotia in 1854.
Borden, who was knighted in 1914, gave his full support to the Allies throughout the First World War and sent almost half a million volunteers to fight in Europe.
Borden also attended the Versailles Peace Conference where he argued that British dominions should be treated as equal partners with Britain in international affairs.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWbordenR.htm   (207 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Robert Borden
Borden, Sir Robert Laird (1854-1937), eighth prime minister of Canada (1911-1920).
Borden led the Canadian government during the critical years of...
Sir Robert Laird Borden served as the eighth prime minister of Canada from 1911 to 1920, spanning the duration of World War I (1914-1918).
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 William Orpen's Portrait of Sir Robert Laird Borden
Sir Robert Borden (1854-1937) was Prime Minister of Canada from 1911 to 1920, leading the nation during the gruelling years of the First World War.
Both artist and subject were emotionally and physically exhausted, Borden as wartime leader of a nation that had lost 60,000 men, and Orpen, who had been a war artist.
Borden believed that the record of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at the battles of Ypres, Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele, and in the final 100 days of the war, was the ultimate proof of Canadian nationhood.
www.jssgallery.org /Other_Artists/William_Orpen/Portrait_of_Sir_Robert_Laird_Borden.htm   (156 words)

 Sir Robert Borden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Borden became prime minister of Canada in 1911, and he revamped the government and its policies to meet the needs of the country's new industrial society.
Borden formed a coalition government in 1917 and remained prime minister until ill health forced him to resign in 1920.
As prime minister Borden took part in the Imperial War Conference in London in 1917 and in the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.
www.evangeline.ns.ca /borden.html   (210 words)

 BORDEN Genealogy
Gail BORDEN, III, (1801-1874) was the son of Gail BORDEN II (1777-1863), son of Gail BORDEN I (1745-1777), son of John BORDEN (1710-1761), son of John BORDEN (1675-c.1719), son of John BORDEN (1640-1716), son of Richard BORDEN (1595/6-1671), the immigrant.
Lizzie Andrew BORDEN (1860-1927) was the daughter of Andrew J. BORDEN (1822-1892), son of Abraham B.
Thomas BORDEN, yeoman, was of the Parish of Headcorn, County Kent, England.
www.thecolefamily.com /hobby/borden.htm   (2822 words)

 Red, White & True: Canada - Past Prime Ministers - Sir Robert Borden
Bobby Borden was born to humble beginnings in rural Nova Scotia.
After the was, Borden encouraged the formation of the League of Nations and insisted that Canada have its own independent seat in the League.
Borden had attended the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 and signed the Treaty of Versailles on behalf of Canada, as a nation.
www.geocities.com /red_white_true/borden.html   (807 words)

 The Prime Ministers of Canada - Wilfrid Laurier Biography
Robert Laird Borden was Canada's eighth prime minister.
On October 12 Borden announced the formation of a Union government made up of 12 Conservatives, 9 Liberals or independents, and one labour representative.
Laurier was utterly loyal to Britain's efforts in the First World War, but he refused to support Robert Borden's Union government and conscription.
www.primeministers.ca /laurier/bio_7.php   (346 words)

 Robert Laird Borden at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The unpopular conscription issue would likely have meant defeat in the election of 1917, but Borden allied with the Liberals (with the notable exception of Wilfrid Laurier) to create a Unionist government.
In world affairs Borden played a crucial role in transforming the British Empire into a partnership of equal states, the Commonwealth of Nations, a term that was first discussed at a meeting of First Ministers in London during the war.
During the war Borden also introduced the first Canadian income tax, which at the time was meant to be temporary, but was never repealed.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Robert_Laird_Borden.html   (534 words)

 Borden, Robert Laird - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Borden, Robert Laird   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Throughout World War I he represented Canada at meetings of the Imperial War Cabinet, and he was the chief Canadian delegate at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.
He played an important role in transforming Canada from a colony to a nation, notably by insisting on separate membership of the League of Nations in 1919.
He practised law in Halifax, and was a member of the House of Commons 1896–1921, representing Halifax for most of that time.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Borden,%20Robert%20Laird   (190 words)

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