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 .
- 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.
- 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 .
- 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 .