Tache Sir Etienne Pascal 1795-1865 Born In St Thomas Quebec

Served during the War of 1812-1815. Studied medicine, practising until

1841. Entered Parliament, and in 1848 became commissioner of public

works. Held the position of receiver-general from 1849 to 1856.

Appointed to Legislative Council, 1856; subsequently elected Speaker;

shortly after became premier, with John A. Macdonald as attorney-general

and leader of the lower House. In 1858 visited England; knighted by

Queen Vi
toria; appointed to the honorary rank of colonel in the British

army, and made an aide-de-camp to the queen. For a few months in 1864

became premier in conjunction with Macdonald, but on the defeat of the

government retired from public life. =Index=: (Sir Georges E. Cartier era) Replaces Morin in

Liberal-Conservative administration, 33; with Cartier, induces Grand

Trunk to extend line from Quebec to Riviere du Loup, 49; intrusted by

Lord Monck with duty of forming a Cabinet, 68; alliance with Upper

Canadian Conservatives, 99. (Baldwin / La Fontaine / Hincks era) Chief commissioner of public works, in

second La Fontaine-Baldwin ministry, 284; in Assembly for six years

(1841-1846), held office of deputy adjutant-general, given seat in

Legislative Council, 284-285. (Lord Elgin era) Chief commissioner of public works in

La Fontaine-Baldwin Cabinet, 53; his historic saying as to British

supremacy in America, 56; a Liberal leader in Lower Canada, 109;

receiver-general in Hincks-Morin government, 113; retains same office in

reconstructed ministry in 1853, 126. (George Brown Era) Challenges Brown to publish

Cardinal Wiseman's pastoral in the Globe, 44; said to have advised

Roman Catholics to oppose secularization of Clergy Reserves, 48; forms

ministry, 1864, 149; leads coalition government, 159; presents case for

Confederation in Upper Chamber, 169; his death, July 30, 1865, 189; his

character, 189; his prejudice against the Rouges, 200. (Egerton Ryerson era) Introduces

Separate School Bill, 230. (Sir John A Macdonald era) Takes Morin's place in the Cabinet, 74;

forms administration with Macdonald, 1856, 80; failing health forces him

to resign, 83; induced to leave his retirement, and form another

administration with Macdonald, which lasts only a few weeks, 90-91;

chairman of Confederation Conference held at Quebec, 104; his death,

122. (Tilley era) His government weak, and defeated in 1864, 69; delegate to

Quebec Conference, 76; president of Conference, 77. =Bib.=: Morgan,

Cel. Can.; Dent, Can. Por. and Last Forty Years; Taylor, Brit.