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Saint-Hyacinthe in Les Maskoutains MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region
 

Honoré Mercier

(1840-1894)

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 7, 2019
1. Honoré Mercier Marker
Inscription.  
Français:
Cet habile avocat, orateur, journaliste et homme d'État commencé sa carrière ici, à Saint-Hyacinthe. Élu à la Chambre des communes en 1872, Honoré Mercier devient député à l'Assemblée législative en 1879 et chef des libéraux provincial en 1883. En 1885, il rassemble une coalition de libéraux de conservateurs dissidents unis indignés suscitée par l'affaire Riel, au sein d’un nouveau Parti national. À leur tête, il jouit d’un vaste soutien. Premier ministre du Québec de 1887 à 1891, il encourage la colonisation de nouvelles terres agricoles, convoqua la première conférence interprovinciale et défend âprement le principe de l'autonomie provinciale.

English:
This skilled lawyer, public speaker, journalist, and statesman began his career here, in Saint-Hyacinthe. First elected to the House of Commons in 1872, Honoré Mercier became a member of the Legislative Assembly in 1879 and provincial Liberal leader in 1883. In 1885, he led the formation of a new Parti national, a coalition of dissident Liberals and Conservatives united by outrage over the Riel affair. As leader, he enjoyed vast
Honoré Mercier Marker<br>(<i>wide view • Yamaska River in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 7, 2019
2. Honoré Mercier Marker
(wide view • Yamaska River in background)
support. Premier of Quebec from 1887 to 1891, Mercier encouraged the settlement of new agricultural lands, convened the first conference of premiers, and fiercely defended provincial autonomy.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada and Parks Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada et Parcs Canada.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
 
Location. 45° 37.251′ N, 72° 57.191′ W. Marker is in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, in Les Maskoutains MRC. Marker is on Rue Girouard Ouest north of Avenue Desaulniers, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, overlooking the Yamaska River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec J2S 3B3, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Honoré Mercier Terrace (a few steps from this marker); L’Ancien Bureau de Poste de Saint-Hyacinthe / Former Saint-Hyacinthe Post Office (approx. half a kilometer away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Honoré Mercier
 
Also see . . .  Honoré Mercier (Wikipedia). On December 16, 1891, he was dismissed by Lieutenant Governor
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Auguste-Réal Angers after a report concluded that his government had diverted public funds. He lost the 1892 election, and gave up the party leadership. He was brought to trial later that year and found not guilty when a second report concluded differently on the matter. However, his health had greatly deteriorated and his political career was over. He died in 1894 at the age of 54. (Submitted on October 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Government & Politics
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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