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Canada’s Founding Fathers

Short biographies of Canada’s founding fathers.

John A. Macdonald

  • Born on January 11, 1815, in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Leader of the Liberal – Conservative party.
  • Was in favor of Confederation.
  • After the failure of his fathers business ventures, his family emigrated to Kingston, Upper Canada in 1820.
  • Was first elected to legislature in 1848.
  • Was the leader of both the Quebec and London conference .

Thomas D’Arcy McGee

  • Was in favor of confederation.
  • Was a member of Le Part: bleu for Canada East (Conservatives).
  • Was born on April 13, 1825, in Carling.
  • Was an accomplished writer and poet.
  • Was first elected to legislative assembly of Canada in 1858 .

George Brown

  • Was the leader of the Reform Party (Clear Grit Party).
  • Was in favour of confederation.
  • Was born in Scotland.
  • Moved to Toronto in 1843.
  • He started the globe and mail newspaper .

George Etienne – Cartier

  • He was a long time friend and ally of John A. Macdonald.
  • He was in favor of confederation.
  • He was a lawyer.
  • Was a long standing patriotic citizen of Canada.
  • He was first elected to the legislative assembly in 1848.
  • He was in favor of confederation because he was afraid the United States would annex Canada.

Charles Tupper

  • Tupper was trained as a doctor in Scotland.
  • He was in favor of Confederation.
  • Was born in Amherst Nova Scotia in 1821.
  • Tupper was Canada’s 6th prime minister.
  • He was the one who worked out the deal to get Nova Scotia connected by rail .

Joseph Howe

  • He was a ship builder by trade.
  • He was opposed to confederation.
  • He was known for his blunt comments about local politicians.
  • He was born in Halifax.
  • He was the former leader of the government of the colony of Nova Scotia .

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  1. Kara

    On December 11, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    i think it might help if you added more info about the subject of the founding fathers… I couldn’t really find anything that could help me with my research…

    Thank you

  2. Kara-Nicole

    On February 20, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Is that all the founding fathers that there is? I thought there was more because Canada is a pretty big country and my social project is due soon so please if you can help in any way then please do. Thank you

  3. hotbulldog1212

    On March 27, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I personaly think that back then women shouldn’t have
    been a government property.I dont just think that us as males
    //should vote and be in high ranks of gov..

  4. hotbulldog1212

    On March 27, 2009 at 10:31 am

    if you were a male and you were a founding father what would
    you do to change canada?

    2.if you could change the way the gov. thinks what would
    you make them think?

  5. connor

    On February 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    i would like it if they put the fore fathers of each country in canada

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