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Kingston in Frontenac County, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)
 

Sir John Alexander Macdonald

(1815-1891)

 
 
Sir John Alexander Macdonald Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 15, 2019
1. Sir John Alexander Macdonald Marker
Inscription.  
English:
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.

Français:
Cet avocat de Kingston fut l'architecte en chef de la Confédération, qui mena à la création du Dominion du Canada le 1er juillet 1867. Premier à occuper le poste de premier ministre du Canada, il dirigea le pays pendant près de 19 ans. Le bilan de sa gouvernance est remarquable malgré le scandale du Pacifique et la Rébellion du Nord-Ouest. Dans
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le cadre de la Politique nationale axée sur des tarifs pour développer l’économie, son gouvernement compléta le chemin de fer transcontinental et ouvrit l'Ouest à la colonisation. Il créa aussi la Police à cheval du Nord-Ouest. Reconnu pour sa recherche du consensus et son leadership pragmatique, Macdonald jeta les assises d'une nation unie et forte, s'étendant d'un océan à l'autre.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and Parks Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada et Parcs Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLaw EnforcementRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1867.
 
Location. 44° 13.5′ N, 76° 29.212′ W. Marker is in Kingston, Ontario, in Frontenac County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of King Street East and West Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker and monument are located along the walkway near the southeast corner of Kingston City Park. Marker is mounted at eye-level on the east side of the monument. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 44 West Street, Kingston ON K7L, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Land Survey in Ontario / Premiers Travaux D'Arpentage en Ontario
Sir John Alexander Macdonald Marker<br>(<i>wide view • marker on east side of monument</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 15, 2019
2. Sir John Alexander Macdonald Marker
(wide view • marker on east side of monument)
A British Subject I was born.
A British Subject I will die.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 133 131 King Street East (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); 21st Battalion CEF Cenotaph (about 90 meters away); The Kingston Observatory / L’Observatoire de Kingston (about 180 meters away); René-Robert Cavelier (about 210 meters away); Militia Garrison 1837-38 (about 210 meters away); Sir Richard Cartwright (about 240 meters away); War Memorial (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingston.
 
Also see . . .  Sir John Alexander Macdonald. John Alexander Macdonald was the dominant creative mind which produced the British North America Act and the union of provinces which became Canada. As the first prime minister of Canada, he oversaw the expansion of the Dominion from sea to sea. His government dominated politics for a half century and set policy goals for future generations of political leaders. (Submitted on September 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Sir John Alexander Macdonald Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 15, 2019
3. Sir John Alexander Macdonald Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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