Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
January 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Washington Conference



Called by President Harding for the purpose of discussing, and if possible finding some solution for, the question of the limitation of armaments. Met in Washington , November 12th, 1921. As the Pacific problem, which would come before the Conference, was one which directly concerned Canada, her government felt that she should be directly represented. Difficulties having arisen, it was finally decided that Sir Robert Borden should attend the Conference as a member of the British Empire delegation. The treaty that resulted was signed by Sir Robert Borden for the Dominion of Canada.


Source : Lawrence J. BURPEE, The Oxford Encyclopaedia of Canadian History, London and Toronto, Oxford University Press, 1926, 699p., p. 675.


© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College