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Sir Robert Laird Borden

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Borden, Sir Robert Laird (1854–1937), Canadian prime minister (1911–20) who helped his country gain an independent voice in world affairs. Borden became Conservative leader in 1901. He was a vigorous World War I prime minister, forming a Union Party government with pro-conscription Liberals in 1917, and securing separate representation for Canada at the peace conference and in the League of Nations.

See also: Canada.

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