Saturday, July 9, 2016

John Sandfield Macdonald Plaque

The John Sandfield Macdonald plaque stands on the north side of Country Road 18 about 2.9 kilometres west of Country Road 34 in St. Raphael's, Ontario.



JOHN SANDFIELD MACDONALD
1812-1872

St Raphael is the birthplace of John Sandfield Macdonald,
Prime Minister of the Province of Canada 1862-64,
and first Premier of Ontario 1867-71. First elected to
represent Glengarry in the legislature of Canada in
1841, he became one of the leaders of the Reform party
and served in several ministries prior to Confederation
in 1867. Always independent in his political thinking
he at first opposed the federation of the provinces.
Later he co-operated with Sir John A. Macdonald, chief
architect of Confederation, at whose request he formed
a coalition ministry in Ontario.
Erected by the Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.


JOHN SANDFIELD MACDONALD
1812-1872

St Raphael is the birthplace of John Sandfield Macdonald,
Prime Minister of the Province of Canada 1862-64,
and first Premier of Ontario 1867-71. First elected to
represent Glengarry in the legislature of Canada in
1841, he became one of the leaders of the Reform party
and served in several ministries prior to Confederation
in 1867. Always independent in his political thinking
he at first opposed the federation of the provinces.
Later he co-operated with Sir John A. Macdonald, chief
architect of Confederation, at whose request he formed
a coalition ministry in Ontario.
Erected by the Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.