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The Right Honourable / Le très honorable Sir Wilfrid Laurier

(1841-1919)

 
 
The Right Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Rusaw, May 29, 2019
1. The Right Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier Marker
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One of Canada's greatest prime ministers and the first French-Canadian to hold the office, Sir Wilfrid Laurier believed passionately in Canada as an English-French partnership. He shaped the Liberal Party into the most successful political party of the twentieth century.

An outstanding orator, possessing charm and intellect, Laurier held office from 1896 to 1911, a period of rapid growth, industrialization, and immigration. He died, still Leader of the Opposition, in Ottawa on February 17, 1919.

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Un des plus grands premiers ministres du Canada et le premier Canadien-français à occuper ce poste, sir Wilfrid Laurier croyait passionnément au Canada en tant que partenariat entre anglophones et francophones. Il fit du Parti libéral la machine politique la plus efficace du Xxe siècle.

Orateur exceptionnel, se démarquant par son charme et son intelligence, Laurier fut au pouvoir de 1896 d 1911, durant une période de croissance rapide, d'industrialisation et d'immigration. Il était chef de l'opposition lorsqu'ik mourut à Ottawa, le 17 février 1919.
The Right Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier Grave Site image. Click for full size.
By Robert Rusaw, May 29, 2019
2. The Right Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier Grave Site
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Erected by Government of Canada.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1841.
 
Location. 45° 26.44′ N, 75° 38.969′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario, in Ottawa Division. Marker is on Montreal Road, on the right when traveling west. The marker is just inside the Montreal Road entrance, straight in front of you as you pull in. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ottawa, Ontario K1K 0V2, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Duncan Campbell Scott (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); 1900 All Saints' Anglican Church (approx. 2.7 kilometers away); Silent Messengers of the Arctic (approx. 2.9 kilometers away); University of Ottawa (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); Brûlé House / Maison Brûlé (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); L’École Guigues and Regulation 17 / L’École Guigues et le Règlement 17 (approx. 3.4 kilometers away); Grand Central Hotel / Hôtel Grand Central (approx. 3.6 kilometers away); By Ward Market Heritage Conservation District (approx. 3.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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