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Edward Blake 1833-1912

Edward Blake

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Adam Shortt

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Edward Blake

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Plaque Location

The County of Middlesex
The City of London
Inside the Middlesex Court House
on the southwest corner of Dundas Street and Ridout Street
on the wall in the reception area

Coordinates: N 42 58.926 W 81 15.261


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Plaque Text

Lawyer, leading member of the Canada First movement, and statesman, Edward Blake was born in Middlesex County, Upper Canada. He was the second premier of Ontario (1871-2) and a member of the House of Commons for twenty-two years, serving as Minister of Justice in the cabinet of Alexander Mackenzie and as leader of the federal Liberal party (1880-1887). An authority on the constitution and exponent of provincial rights, he argued a number of important cases before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. He sat in the British parliament as an Irish Nationalist (1892-1907). He died in Toronto.

Other plaques at this location
Adam Shortt 1859-1931
Archibald Byron Macallum 1859-1934
Sir Arthur William Currie 1875-1933
Sir George William Ross 1841-1914

Related Ontario plaques
The Honourable Edward Blake 1833-1912
The Honourable Alexander Mackenzie

Related Toronto plaque
The Canada First Movement



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