Sir Dominick Daly was the Governor of Prince Edward Island from 11 July 1854 to 25 May 1859 and Governor of South Australia from 4 March 1862 until his death on 19 February 1868. He was born in Ardfry, County Galway, Ireland in 1798, in 1823, he came to Lower Canada as secretary to Lieutenant-Governor Sir Francis Nathaniel Burton. In 1827, he was appointed secretary for Lower Canada. He was a member of the Special Council of Lower Canada from 1840 to 1841, after the Act of Union in 1840, it became a prerequisite for his post that he be elected and he ran successfully in the Canada East riding of Mégantic in 1841. In 1841, he was appointed secretary of Canada East. When the council resigned en masse in November 1843 in a dispute with Governor Sir Charles Theophilus Metcalfe, Daly chose to remain and this left Daly as acting head of government for several weeks. In 1844, he became secretary for both Canada East and Canada West. In March 1845, he was challenged to a duel by Reformer Thomas Cushing Aylwin, shots were fired, Daly was removed from the Executive Council in 1848 when Robert Baldwin and Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine came to power, he returned to England and served on a commission of inquiry.
In 1852, Daly was appointed lieutenant-governor of Tobago, he was appointed to the same post in Prince Edward Island. In 1858, he announced his resignation and departed the following year, in October 1861, he was appointed the next Governor of South Australia and died in office in 1868 in Adelaide. The town of Daly Waters was named after the new Governor of South Australia by John McDouall Stuart in 1862 on his attempt to find a path from south to north across the centre of Australia. The Daly River further north was named after him in 1865 by surveyor Boyle Travers Finniss, dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours
Peter Adolphus McIntyre
Peter Adolphus McIntyre was a Canadian politician, public servant and coroner. Born at Peterville in Kings County, Prince Edward Island, McIntyres paternal grandfather came to Canada from Scotland around 1785 and settled at Cable Head, McIntyres great-grandfather on his mothers side fought under General Wolfe at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759. McIntyre was educated at the Quebec Seminary, Laval University and McGill University where he earned his degree in 1867. He returned to Prince Edward Island to begin his practice and he served as Kings County coroner for several years. In 1872 he was appointed one of the commissioners overlooking the construction of the Prince Edward Island Railway and was railway commander and he was defeated in the 1878 federal election but regained his seat in 1882 and was re-elected in 1887. After being defeated in the two elections, McIntyre was appointed the seventh Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island by the Laurier government in 1899. He served in office until 1904 and died six years in Souris, P. E. I
Elizabeth II has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand since 6 February 1952. Elizabeth was born in London as the eldest child of the Duke and Duchess of York, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth and her father acceded to the throne on the abdication of his brother Edward VIII in 1936, from which time she was the heir presumptive. She began to undertake duties during the Second World War. Elizabeths many historic visits and meetings include a visit to the Republic of Ireland. She has seen major changes, such as devolution in the United Kingdom, Canadian patriation. She has reigned through various wars and conflicts involving many of her realms and she is the worlds oldest reigning monarch as well as Britains longest-lived. In October 2016, she became the longest currently reigning monarch, in 2017 she became the first British monarch to commemorate a Sapphire Jubilee. Elizabeth has occasionally faced republican sentiments and press criticism of the family, support for the monarchy remains high.
Elizabeth was born at 02,40 on 21 April 1926, during the reign of her paternal grandfather and her father, Prince Albert, Duke of York, was the second son of the King. Her mother, Duchess of York, was the youngest daughter of Scottish aristocrat Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and she was delivered by Caesarean section at her maternal grandfathers London house,17 Bruton Street, Mayfair. Elizabeths only sibling, Princess Margaret, was born in 1930, the two princesses were educated at home under the supervision of their mother and their governess, Marion Crawford, who was casually known as Crawfie. Lessons concentrated on history, language and music, Crawford published a biography of Elizabeth and Margarets childhood years entitled The Little Princesses in 1950, much to the dismay of the royal family. The book describes Elizabeths love of horses and dogs, her orderliness, others echoed such observations, Winston Churchill described Elizabeth when she was two as a character. She has an air of authority and reflectiveness astonishing in an infant and her cousin Margaret Rhodes described her as a jolly little girl, but fundamentally sensible and well-behaved.
During her grandfathers reign, Elizabeth was third in the line of succession to the throne, behind her uncle Edward, Prince of Wales, and her father, the Duke of York. Although her birth generated public interest, she was not expected to become queen, many people believed that he would marry and have children of his own. When her grandfather died in 1936 and her uncle succeeded as Edward VIII, she became second-in-line to the throne, that year, Edward abdicated, after his proposed marriage to divorced socialite Wallis Simpson provoked a constitutional crisis. Consequently, Elizabeths father became king, and she became heir presumptive, if her parents had had a son, she would have lost her position as first-in-line, as her brother would have been heir apparent and above her in the line of succession
John Harvey (British Army officer)
Lieutenant-General Sir John Harvey, KCB KCH was a British Army officer and a lieutenant governor. He was commissioned into the 80th Foot in 1794 and served in different locations, including France, Egypt. He came to Canada in 1813 and served as a lieutenant colonel in the War of 1812, taking part in the British victories at the Battle of Stoney Creek, from 1836 to 1837, he was the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. From 1837 to 1841, he was the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, from 1841 to 1846, he was the Civil Governor of Newfoundland. From 1846 to 1852, he was the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, York County, New Brunswick, founded in 1837 when he was Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick, is named for him. Harvey Park in Hamilton, Ontario, is named after him, former Harvey Township, Peterborough County, Ontario, is named after him. There is a monument to him in St. Pauls Church, The year after Sir John Harvey had stepped down as governor of Newfoundland and when Sir John Le Marchant was appointed, the colony was administered by Robert Law, a British army officer
St. Simon & St. Jude Church (Tignish)
St. Simon & St. Jude Church, known colloquially as Tignish Church is a 19th-century Roman Catholic church located in Tignish parish, Prince Edward Island, Canada. As of 2006, it is the single largest church on Prince Edward Island and it can be clearly seen for 6 miles on flat land, and for many more miles at sea. It is perhaps most famous for its widely publicized apparition of Jesus event, the church, along with the local post office, is one of the few original structures in Tignish remaining in excellent condition. Surrounding churches include Immaculate Conception Church located 6 miles SW of Tignish in Palmer Road, many from outside the official parish, such as those in Palmer Road or Alberton parishes, will attend the church. Although religious services were held in Tignish by its residents since the foundation of Tignish in 1799. In 1801, the Acadian settlers of the community built a log church that measured 30 by 25 feet, although they had no priest, the settlers would gather at the church and read prayers from the Gospel every week.
In 1826 the log church was destroyed to make way for a new and this building measured 60 by 45 feet and was located in the same area. It was in 1844 that the area of Tignish was finally construed as a parish, with the arrival of new priest Peter MacIntyre, the church received major indoor renovations and MacIntyre became the first resident parish priest of Tignish. He is considered one of the most prominent and iconic religious leaders of the Tignish area, in 1851 MacIntyre introduced church organ into the establishment and in the same year the church was hauled from its location to a new location near the Dalton Schoolhouse. The twelve tall and large columns located in the church were made of one large tree that was extracted from nearby Center Line Road by bobsled. The construction of the church was completed, to an extent, in 1860, andré Roy was the parish priest at the time and would quickly be succeeded by Dugald M. McDonald in 1861. In 1882 a 1, 118–pipe hand–pumped church organ, was installed by long–standing priest Dugald M.
McDonald, although the organ was purchased for $2,400.00 CAD in 1882, its current retail value is an estimated $1 million USD. The organ was featured in many of the documentation done by Henry Gaudet and it has been featured on many local newscasts and newspapers. The organ was operated by hand pump until electricity was first provided in Tignish in 1959. The organ still resides at the church to the present day, in 1888, parishioners decided that the interior of the church needed redesigning. Redecoration was done to lighten interior colors and brighten the mood of the establishment. Approximately $3,100.00 was raised by locals to allow for renovation, in 1888, a large amount of decoration was added to the interior. A Montreal painter, François Meloche, was brought in to paint the portraits of the 12 apostles as well as the stained glass windows
Walter Patterson (governor)
Walter Patterson was the first British colonial Governor of Prince Edward Island. The son of William Patterson of Foxhall, near Ramelton, County Donegal and he was a first cousin of Isaac Todd. Patterson joined the British Army early in life, participating in the Seven Years War with the 80th Regiment of Light-Armed Foot and he was soon appointed to the rank of Captain. In 1763, Prince Edward Island was ceded to the British by the French, and it became a British colony. In 1764, Patterson requested grants to own land on the island, on 30 May 1769, the British Privy Council declared St. Johns Island a colony with its own government, separating it from Nova Scotia. Patterson was appointed the islands first Governor on 19 July 1769, soon after taking the Oath of Office in September 1770, Patterson had already formed an Executive Council, and one of his and the councils first ordinances was to enforce the payment of Quit-Rent. Following the first Assembly elections in 1773, Patterson acquired over 100,000 acres of land from proprietors who had failed to pay their quit-rent, the land was to be sold off.
The former proprietors wrote to the British government asking that their land be returned, and this was to the first of several incidents which would cause tension between the British government and Governor Patterson. The bill was for the annulment of the land sales, going against the British government, Patterson opposed the bill and managed to receive a majority from the Executive Council, supporting his decision. The British government retaliated by removing Walter Patterson from office, on 17 June 1786 and he officially left office on 4 November. In 1789, Patterson returned to England where he died nine years later, the issue of absentee landowners and quit-rent in Prince Edward Island would not be resolved untl the passage of the Land Purchase Act in 1875. Walter Patterson was married to Hester Warren in 1770, unhappy on St. Johns Island, she returned to England in 1771. They had two children and Charlotte, Walter Pattersons had two additional children on St. Johns Island with companion Margaret Hyde.
The Hyde family arrived in Canada from England in 1770, on the boat as Governor Patterson. In Halpenny, Francess G. Dictionary of Canadian Biography, government of Prince Edward Island biography Island Register, The Descendants of William Patterson and Elizabeth Todd
Henry Vere Huntley
Sir Henry Vere Huntley was an English naval officer and colonial administrator. He was the eleventh Governor of Prince Edward Island, from 1840 to 1841, he was the Lieutenant Governor of The Gambia. From 1841 to 1847, he was Governor of Prince Edward Island
Andrew Archibald Macdonald
Andrew Archibald Macdonald, PC, served as the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island from 1 August 1884 to 2 September 1889, and was one of the fathers of Canadian Confederation. He was educated at a county grammar school and by private tutor and became a merchant, in 1863, he married Elizabeth, the third daughter of Hon. Thomas Owen and they had four sons. He was elected a member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1853 to 1858 and he sat as representative for Georgetown in the House of Assembly from 1854 until 1870. When the Legislative Council became elective in 1863, he was returned as a representative of 2nd Kings District in the Legislative Council, Andrew Macdonald was a member of the Executive Council from 1867 to 1872 and again from 18 April 1872 until Prince Edward Island joined Confederation in 1873. He was leader of the Government Party in Legislative Council for some years and he first returned as a representative of the Liberal Party in carrying out Responsible Government and extending the Electoral Franchise.
In June 1873 he was appointed Postmaster General of the Province, in 1891 MacDonald was appointed to the Senate of Canada where he remained until his death. He died at Ottawa, on 21 March 1912, Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online Andrew Archibald Macdonald – Parliament of Canada biography
David Lloyd Johnston CC CMM COM CD FRSC FRCPSC is a Canadian academic and statesman who is the current Governor General of Canada, the 28th since Canadian Confederation. Johnston was born and raised in Ontario, studying there before enrolling at Harvard University and Cambridge and he was in 2010 appointed as governor general by Queen Elizabeth II, on the recommendation of Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper, to replace Michaëlle Jean as viceroy. At the time, Johnston was predominantly praised as a choice for the Queens representative. As governor general, Johnston is entitled to be styled His Excellency while in office and The Right Honourable for the duration of his viceregal tenure, given current practice, he will be sworn into the Queens Privy Council for Canada when his term as the Queens representative ends. Johnston was born on June 28,1941 in Sudbury, Ontario, to Lloyd Johnston, the owner of a hardware store and he attended Sault Collegiate Institute in nearby Sault Ste. In 1970, Segal wrote the best-selling novel Love Story, basing a character in the book—Davey, Johnston suffered three concussions from playing football and hockey, he was told by his doctor to either wear a helmet or stop playing hockey.
Johnston attended the University of Cambridge, obtaining a Bachelor of Laws with honours in 1965, during that period, Johnston married his high school sweetheart, with whom he has five daughters. Johnston has had an academic career, during which he came to specialise in securities regulation, corporation law, public policy. Johnston stepped down in 1994 as principal of McGill to remain at the university only as a law professor until he was in 1999 installed as the fifth President of the University of Waterloo. At that time, the couple acquired a home in Heidelberg, Ontario and he moderated the provincial leaders debate featuring David Peterson, Bob Rae, and Larry Grossman, in the run up to the Ontario general election in 1987. He sat on the Ontario governments Task Force on Management of Large Scale Information and Information Technology Projects and he is the only non-American citizen to chair the Harvard Board of Overseers. Johnston completed his report on January 11,2008, listing seventeen questions of interest for further investigation, Johnstons role as special adviser was parodied by Roger Abbott on the January 11,2008, airing of Air Farce Live.
For this corporate, government and academic work, Johnston was in 1988 appointed to the Order of Canada as an Officer and he has published numerous books on law, chapters in other volumes, magazine articles, and aided in writing legislation. And sat as the co-chair of the Montreal No Committee during the 1995 Quebec referendum on independence, at the time, Harper said of Johnston that he represents the best of Canada, he represents hard work, public service and humility. I am confident he will continue to embody these traits in his new role as the Crown representative in Canada. Johnston himself said in a conference that he and his wife had always been dedicated to service and vowed to, while in office, defend Canadian heritage. Also on the short list were other distinguished Canadians, including John de Chastelain, the appointment was widely praised, its announcement garnering positive words from individuals like former University of Toronto president Robert Prichard and columnist Andrew Coyne.
Opposition Leader Michael Ignatieff stated, David Johnston’s dedication to learning, combined with his legal expertise and constitutional knowledge makes him an ideal choice for Governor General
Justin Pierre James Trudeau PC MP is a Canadian politician. He is the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Liberal Party. The second youngest Prime Minister after Joe Clark, he is also, as the eldest son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, born in Ottawa, Trudeau attended Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf and graduated from McGill University in 1994 and the University of British Columbia in 1998. He gained a public profile in October 2000, when he delivered a eulogy at his fathers state funeral. After graduating, he worked as a teacher in Vancouver, British Columbia and he completed one year of an engineering program at Montreals École Polytechnique before quitting in 2003. In 2005 he began a degree in environmental geography at McGill University. He used his profile to advocate for various causes and acted in the 2007 TV miniseries The Great War. Eight years after his fathers death, Trudeau entered politics, in the 2008 federal election, he was elected to represent the riding of Papineau in the House of Commons.
In 2009, he was appointed the Liberal Partys critic for youth and multiculturalism, in 2011, he was appointed as critic for secondary education and youth and amateur sport. On Christmas Day, Justin Trudeau was born at 9,27 pm EST at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, like all Canadian hospitals at that time, Ottawa Civic Hospital barred husbands from the delivery room. The hospitals board of directors promptly ended the restriction following Margaret Trudeaus protests and many hospitals in the city. Trudeau is the child in Canadian history to be born to a prime minister in office. Trudeaus younger brothers Alexandre and Michel were the third and fourth, Trudeau is predominantly of Scottish, French Canadian, and English descent. His grandfathers were businessman Charles-Émile Trudeau and Scottish-born James Sinclair, who served as minister of fisheries in the cabinet of prime minister Louis St. Laurent. Trudeaus maternal great-grandfather Thomas Bernard was born in Makassar to an Anglo-Dutch colonial family and immigrated to Penticton, on April 14,1972, Trudeaus father and mother hosted a gala at the National Arts Centre, at which visiting U. S.
president Richard M. Earlier that same day U. S. first lady Pat Nixon had come to see him in his nursery to deliver a gift, nixons White House audio tapes revealed Nixon referred to that visit as wasting three days up there. That trip we needed like a hole in the head and his parents publicly announced their separation on May 27,1977, when Trudeau was five years old, with his father having custody. Eventually his parents came to an amicable joint-custody arrangement and learned to get quite well