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Portrait of Sir Wilfrid Laurier by Georges Delfosse

Portrait of Sir Wilfrid Laurier by Georges Delfosse

As Prime Minister, Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s accomplishments were on such a scale that he is still remembered today as one of Canada’s greatest political leaders . One of the principal features of Laurier’s vision was a strong sense of national unity. He asserted that “The unity of the people is the secret of the future.” Laurier’s many accomplishments included the beginning of the second and third transcontinental railway, the creation of the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan and the creation of the Canadian navy.