Posted by: Manager / Associate Curator | August 15, 2019

Wilfrid Laurier – Stormont Liberal Association ribbon

The donor of this Liberal political ribbon was startled to find it among family belongings, since the family was staunchly Conservative.

Wilfrid Laurier defeated Robert Borden, his Conservative rival in the October 26, 1908 federal election with 213 seats (48.9% of the vote). The party held 37 seats in Ontario and 52 in Quebec. It was the first election in which Alberta and Saskatchewan participated as provinces.

 


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