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WESTON, GEORGE – Volume XV (1921-1930)

b. 23 March 1865 in Oswego, N.Y.


Responsible Government

Sir John A. Macdonald

From the Red River Settlement to Manitoba (1812–70)

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Sir George-Étienne Cartier


The Fenians

Women in the DCB/DBC

The Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences of 1864

Introductory Essays of the DCB/DBC

The Acadians

For Educators

The War of 1812 

Canada’s Wartime Prime Ministers

The First World War

The War's Impact on Families


The loss of his son in battle ruined the relationship of Sir Charles Hibbert TUPPER with Prime Minister Sir Robert Laird Borden:

“The 1914–18 war opened a chasm between Tupper and Borden that would never be bridged. What created the final break was Tupper’s bitterness at the death of his son Victor Gordon at Vimy Ridge in 1917. Tupper had three sons on the Western Front that year. The [fourth] had come back badly wounded in 1915. There were grievances with Borden about all three, but especially about Gordon, for support not given, for promotions not made.”

To find out how soldiers and their families coped with death, injury, and loss, please explore the list of biographies.

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