16 srpnja 2009

Canada 5 dollars, 2006

Many thanks to Mark from Canada!!!

Henri-Charles-Wilfrid Laurier (November 20, 1841 – February 17, 1919) was the seventh Prime Minister of Canada from July 11, 1896, to October 5, 1911. Canada's first francophone prime minister, Laurier is often considered one of the country's greatest statesmen. He is well known for his policies of conciliation, expanding Confederation, and compromise between French and English Canada. His vision for Canada was a land of individual liberty and decentralised federalism. He also argued for an English-French partnership in Canada. Laurier died of a stroke on February 17, 1919, and was buried in Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.

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