Fredericton in York County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic
First Ministry of Health / Le Premier Ministère de la Santé
The Legislature of New Brunswick, recognizing the growing importance of health as a matter of public concern, established, in 1918, a department of government with specific and exclusive responsibilities in that field. The leading advocate of this important innovation was W.F. Roberts, M.D., who became first Minister of Health. The concept was later adopted in other parts of Canada and, indeed, throughout the world.
Devant l'intérêt croissant du public face à la question de la santé, le Parlement du Nouveau-Brunswick créa en 1918 un ministère qu'il affecta exclusivement à ce domaine. Le promoteur de cette innovation, le docteur W.F. Roberts, devint le premier ministre de la Santé. Les autres provinces du Canada et bientôt les pays étrangers suivirent l'exemple du Nouveau-Brunswick.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 706 Queen Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1C5, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Fisher (here, next to this marker); Sir Howard Douglas (here, next to this marker); Lemuel Allan Wilmot (here, next to this marker); Legislative Assembly Block / Complexe de L'Assemblée Législative (within shouting distance of this marker); York County Court House / Le Palais de Justice du Comté de York (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church Cathedral / Cathédrale Christ Church (about 210 meters away); Fredericton Military Compound / Le Complexe Militaire de Frédéricton (approx. half a kilometer away); The 104th Regiment / Le 104e Régiment (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericton.
Also see . . . New Brunswick Department of Health (Wikipedia). The department was first established in 1918 as the Department of Health (Submitted on September 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.