Bedeque in Prince County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
James Colledge Pope
James Colledge Pope was born in Bedeque. A successful merchant and shipbuilder, he entered political life in 1857. Premier of the Island on two previous occasions (1865-7 and 1870-2), he again assumed that office in April, 1873, and played a significant role in the final negotiations that preceded Prince Edward Island’s entry into Confederation on July 1 of that year. Resigning as Premier to enter Federal politics, he was elected to the House of Commons and subsequently served as Minister of Marine and Fisheries (1878-1882). He died at Summerside.
James Colledge Pope naquit à Bédèque. Négociant et constructeur de navires prospère, il se lança en politique en 1857. Premier ministre de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard de 1865 à 1867 et de 1870 à 1872, il le devint encore en avril 1873 et joua un rôle important dans les négociations qui aboutirent à l’entrée de l'Île dans la Confédération le 1er juillet 1873. Il décida alors d’œuvrer sur la scène fédérale et fut élu á la Chambre des communes. De 1878 à 1882, il fut ministre de la Marine et des Pêcheries. Il mourut á Summerside.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
Location. 46° 20.826′ N, 63° 43.732′ W. Marker is in Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, in Prince County. Marker is on Woodside Shore Road north of Prince Edward Island Route 112, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2377 Prince Edward Island Route 112, Bedeque, Prince Edward Island C0B 1C0, Canada. Touch for directions.
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