Sydney in Cape Breton Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
Sir John George Bourinot
A native of Sydney, Bourinot was a journalist and legislative reporter in Halifax before joining the parliamentary staff at Ottawa in 1868. From 1880 to 1902 he served as Clerk of the House and was a recognized authority on parliamentary procedure. He was a founding member of the Royal Society of Canada and a prolific writer on historical and constitutional subjects. In 1898 he was created a K.C.M.G. He died in Ottawa.
Natif de Sydney, Bourinot fut journaliste et courriériste parlementaire à Halifax avant d’entrer, en 1868, au service du Sénat. Greffier de la Chambre des communes de 1880 à 1902, il s’y créa une réputation d’expert en procédure parlementaire. L’un des fondateurs de la Société royale du Canada, écrivain prolifique en matières historique et constitutionnelle, il fut créé chevalier commandeur de l‘Ordre de Saint-Michel et Saint-Georges en 1898. Il est décédé à Ottawa.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical Arts, Letters, Music • Colonial Era • Communications • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 46° 8.562′ N, 60° 11.942′ W. Marker is in Sydney, Nova Scotia, in Cape Breton Region. Marker is on Esplanade north of York Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is the rightmost of two markers located at the end of a short walkway on the west side of Esplanade. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sydney NS B1P 1A1, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres (here, next to this marker); Royal Bank Lion (within shouting distance of this marker); "Northern Friends" (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Peter D. Macdonald (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Cossit House (about 120 meters away); St. George's Church (about 180 meters away); J.F.W. DesBarresSydney's Heritage Conservation District (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sydney.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.