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Four Sir Wilfrid Laurier had served as premier
Governors- under three governors-general of Canada,
General. the Earl of Aberdeen, the Earl of Minto, and larl Grey, the latter a very popular governor, who had held the office for six instead of the usual term of five years. His successor, the royal Duke of Connaught, Queen Victoria's third son, was sworn in on October 13th, at Ouebec.
Sir Robert Hon. Robert Borden (as was his title till
Borden. he was knighted in 1914) now became prime minister. By birth he is a Nova Scotian; by profession a lawyer. He had
been the leader of