Lieu de naissande de Wilfrid Laurier - Saint-Lin des Laurentides, Québec, Canada
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N 45° 51.145 W 073° 45.464
18T E 596447 N 5078400
Quick Description: Lieu de naissande de Wilfrid Laurier is located in Saint-Lin des Laurentides, Québec, Canada.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 2/1/2014 4:31:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMK211
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Long Description:
This house commemorates the birthplace of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, former Prime Minister of Canada.

Located on 12th Avenue, Saint-Lin-Laurentides, 60 km north of Montreal, the site has been much changed since Laurier's childhood and now contains a small brick house in the Quebec Vernacular style, set on a landscaped lot.

"Sir Henri Charles Wilfrid Laurier(20 November 1841 – 17 February 1919), known as Wilfrid Laurier was the seventh Prime Minister of Canada from 11 July 1896 to 6 October 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 decentralized federalism. He also argued for an English-French partnership in Canada. He passionately defended individual liberty, "Canada is free and freedom is its nationality," and "Nothing will prevent me from continuing my task of preserving at all cost our civil liberty." Laurier was also well regarded for his efforts to establish Canada as an autonomous country within the British Empire, though he supported the continuation of the British Empire if it was based on "absolute liberty political and commercial"."
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Le lieu historique national du Canada de Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier commémore le lieu de naissance de sir Wilfrid Laurier, ancien Premier ministre du Canada. Situé sur la 12e avenue, à Saint-Lin-Laurentides (60 km au nord de Montréal), le lieu a beaucoup changé depuis l’enfance de Laurier et est aujourd’hui constitué d’une petite maison dans le style vernaculaire du Québec, en brique rouge, bâtie sur un lot paysager.

"Wilfrid Laurier, né Henry Charles Wilfrid Laurier le 20 novembre 1841 à Saint-Lin-de-Lachenaie (actuel Québec) et mort le 17 février 1919 à Ottawa en Ontario, est le septième Premier ministre du Canada, poste qu'il occupe du 11 juillet 1896 au 7 octobre 1911. Il est le premier Québécois à accéder au poste de premier ministre canadien.
Ayant fait ses études à l’Université McGill de Montréal, il y obtient un baccalauréat en droit civil en 1866. Le 13 mai 1868, il épouse Zoé Lafontaine (1841-1921) en la cathédrale Saint-Jacques de Montréal.
Souvent considéré comme l'un des grands hommes d'État canadiens, Wilfrid Laurier est bien connu pour ses politiques de réconciliation, de bâtisseur du pays, et de compromis entre francophones et anglophones du Canada. Il défend un partenariat entre gens de ces deux cultures au Canada."
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President Name: Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Birth Place?: yes

Term Of Office: from 11 July 1896 to 6 October 1911

Date of Birth: 20 November 1841

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