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Biography of the Day

McCORD, DAVID ROSS – Volume XV (1921-1930)

b. 18 March 1844 in Montreal


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



Onésime READMAN is not known for his accomplishments, as this snippet from his biography makes clear:

“Onésime Readman is remembered because his life illustrates some of the difficulties and misfortunes associated with recruiting in Canada during World War I.”

If you want to know more about recruiting successes and failures, we invite you to explore these biographies.

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