The Canadian Museum of History marks the life and legacy of Sir Wilfrid Laurier

November 14, 2016


For immediate release

Gatineau, Quebec, November 14, 2016 — The Canadian Museum of History is marking the 175th anniversary of Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s birth on Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m. with a scholarly evening examining the historical significance of Canada’s seventh prime minister.

Laurier left an indelible mark on Canadian history. As both politician and prime minister, he earned a reputation as one of this country’s greatest statesmen, championing conciliation, individual liberty, greater autonomy from Britain and a true partnership between English and French Canadians.

On November 17, special guests Réal Bélanger and Éric Bédard will discuss Laurier’s private life, his public political life and his legacy. The event will also feature a display of Laurier-related artifacts from the Museum’s National Collection.

The Life and Legacy of Sir Wilfrid Laurier
Thursday, November 17, 2016
7 p.m.
Resource Centre

Hear what experts have to say about Canada’s seventh prime minister, during a scholarly evening commemorating the 175th anniversary of Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s birth. Far more than just a familiar face on our $5 bill, Laurier earned a reputation as one of Canada’s greatest statesmen.

This presentation is offered in French with simultaneous English translation.

More information is available at or by calling 819-776-7000 or 1-800-555-5621.

The work of the Canadian Museum of History is made possible in part through financial support from the Government of Canada.

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