The speaker's work of making better known the story of Canada; the story of its past. Proving that there is enough statesmanship and enough courage to carry on and carry through, and to follow the Fathers of Confederation in their ambition to build a united Canada, and not a league of Canadian provinces. Collecting records for our archives in the Old Land. Paying tribute to Dr. Doughty, the keeper of the Canadian archives. The formation of the English Society. Building up the archives. The speaker's detailed account of his activities in England and France and the banquet that he organized at Versailles. Working together to weave the great national story, the history of Canada, into our national life, to give inspiration to Canadian character, to increase our pride in Canadian birth, and develop a fuller Canadian consciousness, a real Canadian unity.
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