World War I
Who was the Prime Minister at the time?
Robert Borden was the Prime Minister at the time.
Who was involved?
All people in every country fighting
The First World War started out with the assassination of the Austrian Archduke. From there on, it was only a matter of days before ally after ally was dragged into the war. Seeing as Canada was still a "colony" of Britain,
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mother country. Peace returned with Canada as a separate signatory to the Treaty of Versailles, an independent country confident in its ability to manage its own affairs. The war marked the transition of Canada's armed forces from a militia of questionable value to what was probably the most powerful army corps on either side in the conflict; a force capable of planning and executing independent operations, beginning with the Easter Monday, 1917, assault on Vimy Ridge.