Robert Borden and Canadian National Government

Last week we discussed how Prime Ministers Stephen Harper and Pierre Trudeau redefined Canada's history for their own purposes.  Their attempts to reshape Canadians' national identity saw varying levels of success – Trudeau tried to do away with Canadian nationalism and failed while Harper has thus far tried to craft a modern Conservative vision of it with lacklustre results.  Admittedly, it has been successful enough to ensure electoral success since 2006, but many Canadians still disagree with the national government expressed through the policy of our current Conservative government.  Today’s post looks at another attempt at national government in Canadian history and its consequences for Canadian politics: Robert Borden's Union Government.

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