Jacques-Cartier in La Région-Sherbrookoise, Quebec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt
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Born in England, Galt came to Sherbrooke in 1835, and played a key role in the development of the Eastern Townships as Commissioner of the British American Land Company, as entrepreneur, railway promoter and member of the legislature. When Minister of Finance in 1858 he initiated an autonomous tariff policy. An early advocate of Confederation, he represented the English of Lower Canada and was responsible for the financial provisions of the British North America Act. First High Commissioner to London in 1880, he was prominent in developing Canada's relations with the Empire. He died in Montréal.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 45° 24.246′ N, 71° 54.175′ W. Marker is in Jacques-Cartier, Quebec, in La Région-Sherbrookoise. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cambridge Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 389 Rue de London, Jacques-Cartier, Quebec J1H 3M8, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 19 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. École HYATT School (approx. 11.8 kilometers away); Louis Stephen St-Laurent (approx. 19 kilometers away).
More about this marker. Marker is attached to a sculpture and is located in Rodolphe-Vallée Park
Also see . . . National Historic Person - Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt. (Submitted on July 24, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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