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Sir John Alexander Macdonald (1815-1891)

Sir John Alexander Macdonald

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted June, 2017

Dr. Jenny Trout (1841-1921)

Photo by contributor Colin Old - Posted June, 2017

Sir John Alexander Macdonald

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Plaque Location

The County of Frontenac
The City of Kingston
In City Park near the intersection of
King Street East and West Street


Coordinates: N 44 13.499 W 76 29.208

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Plaque Text

This Kingston lawyer was the chief architect of Confederation, which led to the creation of the Dominion of Canada on July 1st, 1867. He was Canada's first Prime Minister and led the country for almost 19 years. The record of Macdonald's governance stands as exceptional despite the Pacific Scandal and North-West Rebellion. Through the National Policy and its tariff designed to develop the early Canadian economy, his government completed the transcontinental railway and opened the West for settlement. He also created a national police force, the North-West Mounted Police. Known for consensus building and practical leadership, Macdonald laid the foundation of a strong and united Canadian nation stretching from sea to sea to sea.


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> Posted January 17, 2015
This week marks the bicentennial of John Macdonald's birth, commemorated with a postage stamp and coin, both issued in his hometown of Kingston on his birthday, January 11, 2015. The city continues celebrating, this year, including at Bellevue House National Historic Site, Macdonald's home in 1848-49.
Few figures in history attain the larger-than-life stature which is his; a mind which filled a nascent nation with dreams of the continental empire it would become. -Wayne




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