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McLAUGHLIN, JOHN JAMES – Volume XIV (1911-1920)

b. 2 March 1865 near Enniskillen, Durham County, Upper Canada


Responsible Government

Sir John A. Macdonald

From the Red River Settlement to Manitoba (1812–70)

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Sir George-Étienne Cartier


The Fenians

Women in the DCB/DBC

The Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences of 1864

Introductory Essays of the DCB/DBC

The Acadians

For Educators

The War of 1812 

Canada’s Wartime Prime Ministers

The First World War

Organizing for War


A small part of the huge task of organizing the country’s war effort is described in this excerpt from the biography of Ernest John CHAMBERS:

“Possessed of superb interpersonal skills, extensive contacts in the news world, and solid militia and imperial credentials, Chambers was named to the post [of chief press censor], with authority to block any source criticizing military policy, promoting disaffection, aiding the enemy, or otherwise ‘hindering the successful prosecution of the war.’”

To discover more about the roles played by Chambers and other officials, please read these biographies.

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