Many reasons including his desire to Liberalise trade with the USA. This issue has never had much support outside Quebec. In part due to the number of Canadians whose roots include fighting against the revolution and creation of the USA and forefathers were refugees from that conflict. Others felt that Canada would never be great if it's resources were exported raw to fuel other nations, particularly a growing USA. Canadians have never voted for Free Trade, the majority have been and are today against Free Trade. Having a Free Trade platform has always cost more votes than it gains.
Another reason was Laurier's desire to expand Canada's military and create a Canadian Navy. Even today this costs votes in Quebec with it's deep French roots. Many still feel the lost of the French and Indian war in the mid 1700's and in 1911 made it clear that any increase in the Canadian military was not a good thing for them or their Canada.
Laurier was also up against an alliance that gave voters a clearer choice in Ontario and helped split votes in Quebec.
It would be 77 yrs before Free Trade would again be put before the Canadian voters and once again the majority would vote against it but with very different election results. History continues to play out.
Eisenhower did not lose his re-election, he served two full terms. He actually had a record win with 58% popular vote and he won over 41 states.
He had less votes than his opponent and did not gain respect from his peers.
Not really. He ran unopposed in 1789 and 1792 and chose not to run in 1796, so he never lost an election as an incumbent.
A prime minister is an elected member of a parliament, just like all the others. In each election the prime minister must stand for election in their constituency. If they lose, then they will no longer be a member of the parliament and cannot become a prime minister again.
because of the Reciprocity Agreement.
Laurier Brantford was created in 1911.
Wilfrid Laurier University was created in 1911.
When Wilfred Laurier became prime minister in 1896, he had a majority of the seats, (117 of 213). He continued to win majorities until the election of 1911, when the Conservatives won a majority instead.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier was the Prime Minister of Canada in 1909.Sir Wilfred Laurier was the 7th Prime Minister of Canada from 1896 July 11 to 1911 October 6, over 15 years.
1896.Sir Wilfrid Laurier was the seventh prime Minister of Canada. His tenure in office was from 11 July 1896 to 6 October 1911.
Sir Wilfred Laurier, the seventh Prime Minister of Canada - 1896 to 1911.
Sir Wilfred Laurier was the 7th Prime Minister of Canada from 1896 July 11 to 1911 October 6, over 15 years.
July 11, 1896 - October 5, 1911 (15 years!!!!Wow!) :0
Sir Wilfrid Laurier was able to unite Quebec behind the Liberal party, while still keeping support throughout the rest of Canada. During the 1896 election, he and the Liberals were able to take advantage of the divisions in the Conservative Party over the Manitoba Catholic schools issue. Before this time, Laurier had worked hard, rising to become leader of the Liberal Party. He had to do his job as Leader of the opposition well, and gain trust with the Canadian population.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier was the Prime Minister of Canada in 1901.Sir Wilfred Laurier was the 7th Prime Minister of Canada from 1896 July 11 to 1911 October 6, over 15 years.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier was the Prime Minister of Canada in 1906.Sir Wilfred Laurier was the 7th Prime Minister of Canada from 1896 July 11 to 1911 October 6, over 15 years.