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Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Laurier, Sir Wilfrid (1841–1919), first French-Canadian prime minister of Canada (1896–1911). Leader of the federal Liberal party (1887–1919), he encouraged provincial autonomy while seeking to unite the country. Many of his attempts to protect the rights of French-Canadians, particularly in education, met with little success.

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