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In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

James C. Baillie

James C. Baillie is a business lawyer, a director of Canada’s National History Society and a member of the Senate of the 48th Highlanders of Canada.

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A Battle for Reputation

The story of two Canadian military giants in fearsome personal combat December 2010
In Canada at the start of World War One, there was almost no discussion of who should be given responsibility for the direction of the war effort. Sam Hughes, minister of militia and defence, rushed in and took charge. He banished Canada’s only professional troops to garrison duty in Bermuda, scrapped the mobilization plan that had been carefully developed by the permanent force and dispatched messages to more than 200 militia commanders across the country (most of whom he knew personally) asking that they recruit troops on an urgent basis and dispatch them for training to…