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The Creation of Modern Canada

Hello, I'm Wilfrid Laurier, the father of modern Canada. I did much for my country.

In 1867, Canada's Confederation united four provinces. Two more provinces and one territory joined Confederation during my mandate.

Drawing of Wilfrid Laurier standing greeting us while raising his high-hat. He is dressed in his black and gray coat, a red tie decorated with a gilded horseshoe, and his gold pocket watch. A chair is behind him.