The Act was bitterly opposed by French Canadian nationalists, led by Henri BOURASSA, who opposed deeper involvement in imperial affairs. Laurier's compromise placated neither group, severely reduced his support in Québec, and ultimately contributed to his defeat in 1911. The navy survived, although it entered WWI with only 2 warships, the RAINBOW and the Niobe.
See also ARMED FORCES.
Author ROGER SARTY
Links to Other Sites
Canadian Naval Centennial
A great source for information about celebrating the Canadian Naval Centennial. Check the menu on the left for event updates and historical notes about Canadian naval history. Click on "This Day in Canadian Naval History" for more. From the Department of National Defence.
CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum
The website for the CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum, located at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, Vancouver Island. Special features include ship histories, local heroes, women merchant mariners, characters & controversies, and much more.