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Brandon, Manitoba — Canada’s Prairie Region (North America)
 

Sir Clifford Sifton

1861-1929

 
 
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Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 18, 2022
1. Sir Clifford Sifton Marker
Inscription.  
[English]
Born near London, Upper Canada, Sifton as lawyer, politician, businessman and principal owner of the influential Manitoba Free Press, had great impact on Canadian development. As a member of the Manitoba Cabinet, he was instrumental in the compromise of the controversial school issue. As Laurier's Minister of the Interior (1896-1905) he was chiefly responsible for the plan to populate the Prairies with farmers. Leaving the cabinet in 1905, he made his home, thereafter, in Toronto. He remained in the Commons until 1911, but even out of office his political influence continued until his death.

[Français]
Avocat, politicien, homme d'affaires et propriétaire principal de la prestigieuse Manitoba Free Press, Sifton influença beaucoup la politique et l’expansion économique du Canada au début du XXe siècle. Membre du gouvernement manitobain, il aida à résoudre l'épineux problème des écoles. En tant que ministre de l'Intérieur sous Laurier (1896-1905), il joua un rôle capital dans le développement des les Prairies par sa politique d’immigration. En 1905, il démissionna
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du cabinet, mais il resta député jusqu'en 1911, et son influence politique se maintint jusqu'à sa mort.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 49° 50.577′ N, 99° 57.016′ W. Marker is in Brandon, Manitoba. Marker is on 9th Street just north of Victoria Avenue (Provincial Highway 1A), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located in the pedestrian plaza on the south side of Brandon City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 9th Street, Brandon MB R7A 6A2, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Central Fire Station #1 (approx. half a kilometer away); Prairie College (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Brandon College (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Thomas Mayne Daly (approx. one kilometer away); Daly House (approx. one kilometer away); Coronation Park (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); Kemnay Pioneer Memorial (approx. 13.1 kilometers away).
 
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2. Sir Clifford Sifton

1. Sir Clifford Sifton. The Canadian Encyclopedia website entry:
Sir Clifford Sifton was one of the ablest politicians of his time. He is best known for his aggressive promotion of immigration to settle the Prairie West. A Liberal politician of considerable influence and vision, he was also a controversial figure. Sifton promoted a single education system and opposed the public funding of denominational schools, largely disregarding the concerns of French Catholics. He also showed little interest in the Indigenous peoples of the Prairies; he oversaw cuts to Indigenous education and approved Treaty 8.
(Submitted on June 22, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Sir Clifford Sifton - Founder of the Manitoba Free Press. Manitoba Business Hall of Fame website entry:
His brilliant defense of the “national school system” (est 1890) brought him to prominence. After the Laurier-Greenway compromise on the Manitoba Schools question in 1896, Sifton became federal minister of the interior and superintendent general of Indian affairs in Laurier’s government. He was the principal negotiator of the Crow’s Nest Pass agreement with the CPR and was responsible for the administration of the Yukon during the gold rush. He was the agent in charge of presenting Canada’s case to the Alaska Boundary Tribunal in 1903.
Sir Clifford Sifton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 18, 2022
3. Sir Clifford Sifton Marker
(Submitted on June 22, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Sir Clifford Sifton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, June 18, 2022
4. Sir Clifford Sifton Marker
(looking north • Brandon City Hall in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 22, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2. submitted on August 9, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3, 4. submitted on June 22, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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