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(Lord Elgin era) Member of the Parti Rouge, 108.
(Sir John A Macdonald era) Murdered at Fort Garry by Riel's fol...
Haldimand Sir Frederick 1718-1791 Sir Frederick Haldimand Era Descent And Birth 1-3
antagonism to French nation, 3; joins Prussian army, 3; previou...
Hall Major George D
(Lord Sydenham era) Appointed military secretary and
(General Brock era) British sloop, her boats capture United Sta...
(General Brock era) Arrested, 127; discharged, 128. (Sir George...
Dartmouth William Legge Second Earl Of 1731-1801 Lord Dorchester Era Succeeded
as secretary of state by Germain, 148.
Prevost Augustin 1725?-1786 Father Of Sir George Prevost Entered
the army; served under Wolfe at Quebec, 1759; became lieutenant...
Grant George Monro 1835-1902 Born At Albion Mines Nova Scotia
Educated at University of Glasgow. Entered Presbyterian ministr...
(Wolfe / Montcalm era) Brings word of impending attack on left ...
Christian Doctrine Brothers Of The
(Bishop Laval era) Arrival of, in Canada, 125.
Through the Rocky Mountains. Elevation, 3733 feet
above sea le...
Iberville Pierre Le Moyne Sieur D' 1661-1706 Third Son Of Charles
Le Moyne, Sieur de Longueuil. Entered the French navy, returnin...
Index : Egerton Ryerson Era Opened March 1842 A Presbyterian Institution 135 147
Act of incorporation, 1840, 146; royal charter, 1841, 147; legi...
Ordre Du Bon Temps
(Samuel de Champlain era) Social club established at Port Royal...
(Count Frontenac era) Cure of Montreal, disapproves of Abbe Fen...
Negotiated between Great Britain and the United
States, 1842, ...
Vankoughnet Philip Michael Scott 1823-1869 Born In Cornwall
Ontario. Studied law and called to the bar, 1843; practised in ...
(John Graves Simcoe era) Quaker, elected to Assembly, but, unab...
(Lord Dorchester era) Murder of, 152.
Hincks Sir Francis 1807-1885 Lord Elgin Era Appointed Inspector-general By
Sir Charles Bagot, 31; on Metcalfe, 38; returned in elections of 1848,
50; becomes inspector-general in La Fontaine-Baldwin ministry, 53;
Ryerson's letter to, 90; his capacity for discreet, practical
statesmanship, 93; his influence on railway construction, 99, 100;
controversy with Howe, 101; his character and influence, 107; forms
ministry, 107-108; makes concessions to leaders of Clear Grits, 112;
inspector-general in Hincks-Morin ministry, 113; Brown's attitude to,
114; and the Grand Trunk, 115; and the Clergy Reserves, 119; attacked by
Garneau, 123; bitterly attacked by Brown, 125; reorganizes government,
125-126; his government defeated, 127; relations with John Sandfield
Macdonald, 128; on the appeal to the country in 1854, 133; result of the
elections, 133-134; elected in two constituencies, 134; and the
speakership in 1854, 135-136; resignation of ministry, 136; leader of
the Liberals, 138; supports MacNab-Morin Liberal-Conservative
government, 140, 141; visits London, 1852, 156; his views on Clergy
Reserves, 163, 165, 166, 196; appointed governor of Barbados, 220;
becomes governor of British Guiana, 220, 222; made Commander of the
Bath, 222; his retirement from Imperial service, 1869, 222; receives
knighthood, 222; returns to Canada, and becomes finance minister in Sir
John Macdonald's ministry, 223; his final retirement from public life,
223; his character and his closing years, 223-224; writes his
Reminiscences, 224; his death at Montreal, 1885, 224. (Lord Sydenham era) Publisher
of Examiner, advocate of responsible government, 107; supports union
of provinces as leading thereto, 212; his attitude on Clergy Reserves
question, 247; supports useful legislation introduced by Sydenham, 296;
finds Lower Canada Conservatives much more liberal than the "Liberals,"
297; disapproves Baldwin's action, 298; a man of more political wisdom
than Baldwin, 299; supports Local Government Bill, 323; partially
adopts, as finance minister of the Dominion, Sydenham's idea of bank of
issue, 330; Sydenham's high opinion of his financial abilities, 333;
made inspector-general by Sir Charles Bagot, 333. (George Brown Era) On Metcalfe's
policy, 18-49; opposed by George Brown--Brown's letters to, 48-49,
54-55; protests against attitude of Derby government in England on
Clergy Reserves, 59; his action in legislature, 59; and the University
of Toronto Bill, 63; Brown acknowledges his services for responsible
government, 67; warns George Brown that the logical conclusion of his
course in Parliament was dissolution of the union, 70; his ministry
defeated in June, 1854, 77; his retirement--supports MacNab-Morin
government, 77; his argument against representation by population, 84;
and the fight for responsible government, 261; his brief and troubled
reign, 262. (Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks era) Associated with Baldwin, 32; born in Cork, Dec. 14,
1807--came to Canada, 1830, 32; early years, 32; his marriage, 34;
manager of the Bank of the People, 34; friendship for Baldwin, 34;
commercial interests, 34-35; on Head's appointment, 36; secretary of
Constitutional Reform Society, 42; took no part in Rebellion of 1837,
44; establishes the Examiner, 58; supports Durham, 58; meets La
Fontaine and Morin in Lower Canada, 63; and enters into correspondence
with them, 63; elected for Oxford, 69; his address to the electors, 69;
his attitude in the Legislature of 1841, 85; explains reasons for
supporting Cavillier for speakership--challenges government to a vote,
87; presses government for a statement of policy on question of
responsible government, 91; supports Neilson's motion against Union Act,
96; his speech, 96-97; supports government's policy as to public works,
98-99; defends Municipal Government Bill, 102-103; charged with
desertion of his party, 102; repudiates charge, 103; explains his
position in the Examiner, 104; votes for Municipal Bill, 105; Bagot
makes him inspector-general, 118-119; address to his constituents,
119-120; his appointment criticized, 120, 121, 130; moves postponement
of debate, 131-132; remains in office in La Fontaine-Baldwin government,
133, 134; Constitutional Society of Orillia recommends his dismissal,
167; on La Fontaine, 170; takes charge of fiscal and commercial
legislation in the Assembly, 178-179; contemporary account of him,
178-180; Gowan predicts his dismissal, 187; burnt in effigy at Toronto,
187; his measure for protection of agriculture against competition of
United States, 189; supports Baldwin, 214; severs his connection with
Examiner, 1842--returns to newspaper work--edits Times,
Montreal--establishes Pilot, 217-218; challenged to duel, 218; his
letters to London Morning Chronicle, 218, 219, 220; exposes
Wakefield's fallacies, 219-220; referred to by George Brown, 224; on
Metcalfe, 230; in political controversy, 1844, 238; beaten in Oxford,
253; remains out of Parliament until 1848, 253; protests against
election of his opponent, 253; on "double majority," 259; Draper's plan
discussed, 261, 262; on Elgin, 275-276; elected for Oxford during his
absence in Ireland, 279; inspector-general, 1848, 284; charged with
commercial and economic measures in the Legislature, 301; his
transportation policy, 301-302; advocates reciprocity, 302; Customs Act,
302; defends Rebellion Losses Bill, 317-318; requests Elgin to assent to
Tariff Bill, 321; his house attacked by mob, 324; his letter to the
Times, 327-330; strengthens Canada's credit in London market, 331; his
letters to Daily Mail, 332; reconstructs the Reform government, 335;
on the Reform party, 336; his letters and views on the Clergy Reserves,
347-348; his later career in Canada, Barbados, and Guiana, 358-359; his
death, Aug. 18, 1885, 359; his Reminiscences, 359. (Joseph Howe era) Confers with
New Brunswick and Nova Scotia representatives on Intercolonial Railway,
142; goes to England to consult Imperial government, 142; quarrels with
Sir John Packington, 143; arranges for construction of Grand Trunk
Railway, 143; represents British North America at railway celebration,
Boston, 1851, 250. (Egerton Ryerson era) Forms opposition party with Baldwin, La Fontaine,
and others, 122; his University Bill, 159-161; his opinion of the Roman
Catholic School Bill, 222; and separate schools, 224. (Sir Georges E. Cartier era) Urges Cartier
to enter Cabinet, 22. (William Lyon Mackenzie era) On Welland canal, 265; befriends Mackenzie,
481; publishes Examiner, 483; his Reminiscences, 483; his estimate
of Mackenzie, 484; becomes prime minister, 487. (Sir John A Macdonald era) Forms ministry with
Morin, 1851, 47; finance minister--succeeds Rose, 136; his political
attitude, 136; defeated in election, 1872, 197; serves on Ontario
Boundary Commission, 255. (Tilley era) Goes to England on Intercolonial mission,
26, 54; becomes minister of finance, 1869, 130; resigns, 133. =Bib.=:
Works: Canada and its Financial Resources; Political History of
Canada; Reminiscences of his Public Life. For biog., see Davin,
The Irishman in Canada; Dent, Can. Por. and Last Forty Years;
Taylor, Brit. Am.; Rose, Cyc. Can. Biog.; Dict. Nat. Biog.; Pope,
Memoirs of Sir John A. Macdonald.
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