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HISTORY OF CANADA.   341

Alpheus Todd, late librarian of the Dominion parliament, and Dr. J. G. Bourinot, the Clerk of the Canadian House of Commons, have written works upon parliamentary government which are of recognized authority throughout the empire ; while such men as the late Sir Daniel Wilson of Toronto University, the late Sir William Logan, and Sir William Dawson of McGill University, Montreal, have made the name of Canada known in the still larger world of science and literature.

Closer Union.—The recent colonial conference at Ottawa (1895), participated in by representatives from nearly all Great Britain's colonies, affords a marked indication of a desire on the part of the various members of the British Empire for a closer union. Professor Seeley has said that the study of history should end with a moral. Our recent history, our growth from weak and divided provinces to one great and united Dominion, should encourage us to look forward to the still wider federation of all the lands which fly the Union Jack.


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