Skip navigation links (access key: Z)Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives CanadaSymbol of the Government of Canada
Français - Version française de cette pageHome - The main page of the Institution's websiteContact Us - Institutional contact informationHelp - Information about using the institutional websiteSearch - Search the institutional - Government of Canada website

Archived Content

This archived Web page remains online for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. This page will not be altered or updated. Web pages that are archived on the Internet are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats of this page on the Contact Us page.

Graphical elementGraphical element
Alone at the Top
The Path to Power
Leading Canada
Private Life
Graphical element
Graphical element
Banner: First Among Equals: The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics
Banner: Private Life, with photos

More than a Kindred Spirit?

The letters written between Wilfrid Laurier and Emilie Lavergne detail a close relationship based on intellectual and emotional rapport. The correspondence reinforces speculation  -  widely held in Laurier's time  -  that he and Emilie were lovers and that he was the father of her two children. Historians continue to debate the issue, scrutinizing photos of Emilie's son, Armand, for resemblances to the prime minister.


Proactive Disclosure