The Impact Of Wilfred Laurier And A Policy That Changed The Nation: Naval Services Bill

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Sir Wilfred Laurier was Prime Minister of Canada in 1896-1911, and was well known for his amazing ability to compromise in the uprising nation: Canada. He compromised during the Boer War, Naval Services Bill, Manitoba Schools Question, and Reciprocity. In the case of the Naval Services Bill, his compromise had the perfect influence towards Canada as a nation. In the past, Britain and Germany were the strongest nations economically. In the 1900s, they began an arms race to show their military power. In 1906, Britain launched a new super battleship, the H.M.S. Dreadnought. In 1909, Britain discovered that Germany was secretly constructing four dreadnought-class battleships. The cry for more battleships was heard across the British Empire by the alliances. Canada, a part of the alliance, replied by refusal to add to Britain's navy. Canada, however, would construct a small navy of its own that could be placed under Britain's control with the approval from Canada. Laurier's policy with the Naval Service Bill had a positive impact towards Canada. The compromise settled both English and French Canada. The Naval Service Bill initiated the construction of the Canadian navy. The decision sent a clear message to Britain that Canada would make decisions as an independent country.First of all, the compromise settled the both English and French Canadians, who were dominating Canada during the 1900s. Although they were an important part of Canadian heritage, these two sides often had conflicts about the important decisions for the country. The English felt that Laurier was insufficient help. They accused him of being "lukewarm" toward Great Britain (What). On the other hand, French Canada felt that the new Canadian navy would bring Canada into the European War. The English, mostly immigrants from Britain, thought that they should stay connected to their motherland. They were outraged when Laurier passed the Naval Services Bill, to construct Canada's "tin-pot navy". However, French Canadians felt that Canada should not help Britain at all. The French felt isolated when they belonged to one country, Canada, and English had "one here and one across the sea" (Brady 329). Their main thinking revolved around the idea that English Canadians had control of policies in Canada and Britain, while French Canadians had a small say in the policies of Canada. Laurier's art of compromise settled both English and French Canadians because the construction of Canadian Navy was neither siding English nor French. It sort of met both language groups somewhere halfway. In other words, Canada was not adding to Britain's navy for English Canadians, nor was it "cutting" the connection of Britain and Canada for the French. It was a perfect decision as it was balanced to settle both of the language groups.Secondly, the compromise initiated the construction of the Canadian Navy. A contribution of warships was made from declaration to construct the Royal Canadian Navy. After the Naval...

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