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Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site of Canada: End of a Long Reign

Type: Document

Wilfrid Laurier's penchant for compromise allowed him to remain in power for 15 years, earning him the nickname of the "Great Conciliator". But in 1911, this talent proved inadequate to the task of winning elections.

Site: Parks Canada

Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site of Canada: Compromise, Laurier's Approach to Solving Conflicts

Type: Document

Throughout his career, compromise would remain the main political strategy Laurier used to settle conflicts. A staunch defender of national unity, he was called on to solve a series of major controversies which set Canadians against one another.

Site: Parks Canada

Riel House National Historic Site of Canada: Historic Themes

Type: Document

Louis Riel was born in Saint Boniface in 1844 and was educated in Montréal. When he returned to the Red River Settlement in 1868, he found the community anxious and divided over its political future.

Site: Parks Canada

Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site of Canada

Type: Document

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier National Historic Site of Canada is located in Saint-Lin-Laurentides, a town 50 km north of Montreal. The site commemorates one of the most important figures in Canadian political history, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, the man often referred to as the father of modern Canada.

Site: Parks Canada

Nursing Sisters' Memorial

Type: Document

The Nursing Sisters' Memorial is located in the Hall of Honour in the centre block on Parliament Hill. The sculptor was Mr. G.W. Hill, R.C.A., of Montréal. The completed panel was mounted in the Hall of Honour during the summer of 1926. In the Programme given at the presentation on Parliament Hill, the artist interprets the sculptured panel.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

First Inhabitants - Île aux Noix - Fort Lennox National Historic Site of Canada

Type: Document

Île aux Noix has been occupied for nearly 6000 years. During the prehistoric period, the region just to the north of the island was visited by Amerindian nomads. Following the arrival of the Europeans, the trade route formed by Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River became the theatre of military activities. However, it was during the Seven Years' War (1756-1763) that the island truly earned its place in history books. Website includes a map of the forts of New France.

Site: Parks Canada

Mary Riter Hamilton - Traces of War - Remnants

Type: DocumentImage

Excerpt from an interview with Mary Riter Hamilton is accompanied here by paintings. Focuses on what remains standing after the horrors of war. The spirit of hope shows through in a painting entitled "Looking Outwards."

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Canadian Forces Artefact Management System (CFAMS)

Type: Document

A technically oriented web site describing CFAMS, the computer program for collection management in Canadian Forces (CF) military museums. It is available as shareware for the cost of program duplication. CFAMS has been thoroughly tested and bench-marked to run as a stand-alone database and to accommodate 55 000 records. The classification system incorporated into CFAMS is the Parks Canada Nomenclature military object terminology.

Site: National Defence

Riel House National Historic Site of Canada: The Métis

Type: Document

The term Métis, like the 'mestizo', has its origins in the Latin word 'mixticius' which means a person of mixed racial ancestry. Métis, however, describes more than race-it refers to a culture and a nation that played a significant role in the history of the Canadian West and is now a proud part of the Canadian mosaic.

Site: Parks Canada

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)

Type: Document

Originally established in 1917 as the Imperial War Graves Commission. Over the years the Canadian War Graves Commission has retained the original principles which are discussed on this site.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada