$100 note portrait and watermark are of Sir Robert
Laird Borden, Canada's prime minister from 1911 to 1920. Borden
led the country during the First World War and successfully promoted
Canadian interests during the treaty negotiations that followed it. In the
realm of international affairs, Prime Minister Borden enhanced Canada's
diplomatic reputation and status as a sovereign nation.
like the Parliament Library
The themes of exploration and innovation are illustrated with images of
Canadian achievements in cartography and communications. A map of Canada
created by Samuel de Champlain in 1632* is paired with a birchbark canoe.
There is a satellite image of the country and depictions of Radarsat-1 (a
satellite) and a telecommunications antenna.
Miriam Waddington's poem, "Jacques
Cartier in Toronto," and its French translation by
Christine Klein-Lataud, summarizes humanity's eternal quest for
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