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Speech - Tragedy on the home front - Did you know that...

MG 27 II B3, vol.1
Speech Given by His Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught at the Re-Laying of the Cornerstone of the Parliament Building, 1 September 1916
In this speech, the Governor General tries to raise the spirits of Canadians by saying that Canada's troublous times are at a "turning point" and that Canadians should be proud of their young soldiers who continue to fight valiantly for, honour, liberty, justice and humanity. He concludes with a hope that the new Parliament building will be graced, as the old one was, with many distinguished gentlemen promoting the good and advancement of the nation.

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MG 27 II B3, vol.1

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