Premier of Ontario
The Premier of Ontario is the first minister of the Crown for the Canadian province of Ontario and the province’s head of government. The position was styled "Prime Minister of Ontario" until the ministry of Bill Davis formally changed the title to premier; the 26th and current Premier of Ontario is Doug Ford of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, sworn in on June 29, 2018. Ontario's first premier was John Sandfield Macdonald, in office from 1867 to 1871; the longest serving premier in Ontario history was Sir Oliver Mowat, in office from 1872 to 1896. The premier is appointed as the province's head of government by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and presides over the Executive Council, or Cabinet; the Executive Council Act stipulates that the leader of the government party is known as the "Premier and President of the Council". The Office of the Premier of Ontario includes a number of committees: Priorities and Planning Committee Cabinet Committee on Emergency Management Treasury Board/Management Board of Cabinet Legislation and Regulations Committee Health and Social Policy Committee Jobs and Economic Policy Committee Shafiq Qaadri 2014–2018 Stephen Lecce 2018-present List of premiers of Ontario Premier Deputy Premier of Ontario Leader of the Opposition Premier of Ontario Official Site
Michael Deane "Mike" Harris is a Canadian politician who served as the 22nd Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1995 to April 14, 2002. He is most noted for the "Common Sense Revolution", his Progressive Conservative government's program of deficit reduction in combination with lower taxes and cuts to government spending. Harris was born in Toronto, the son of Hope Gooding and Sidney Deane Harris, he grew up in North Bay. Harris left after a year. At the age of 21, following his father's purchase of a ski-hill, Harris moved to Sainte-Adèle, Quebec where he became a ski instructor over the course of two years. After the end of his first marriage, he enrolled at Laurentian University and North Bay Teacher's College where he received his teaching certificate, he was employed as an elementary school teacher at W. J. Fricker Public School in North Bay where he taught grade seven and eight mathematics for several years in a new open-concept class of 120 students, he continued in his previous occupation as a ski-instructor at Nipissing Ridge on weekends as well as working at his father's fishing camp during the summer season.
He left the teaching profession as the success of the ski resort escalated. After his father sold his ski-hill operation, Harris was hired to manage North Bay's Pinewood Golf Club. Harris was elected to public office as a school board trustee in 1974, he entered provincial politics in the 1981 election, defeated the incumbent Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament in Nipissing, Mike Bolan. Harris suggested that he was motivated to enter politics by an opposition to the policies of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, he sat as a backbencher in Bill Davis's Progressive Conservative government from 1981 to 1985. He supported Frank Miller's successful bid to succeed Davis as party leader in 1985, took the role of rival candidate Dennis Timbrell to prepare Miller for the party's all-candidate debates. Miller was sworn in as Premier of Ontario on February 8, 1985, appointed Harris as his Minister of Natural Resources; the Tories were reduced to a minority government in the 1985 provincial election, although Harris was re-elected without difficulty.
He kept the Natural Resources portfolio after the election, was named Minister of Energy on May 17, 1985. Time limitations prevented Harris from making many notable contributions in these portfolios, as the Miller government was soon defeated on a motion of no confidence by David Peterson's Liberals and Bob Rae's New Democratic Party. An agreement between the Liberals and the NDP allowed a Liberal minority government to govern for two years in exchange for the implementation of certain NDP policies; this decision consigned the Tories to opposition for the first time in 42 years. Miller resigned and was replaced by Larry Grossman, who led the party to a disastrous showing in the 1987 election and announced his resignation shortly thereafter. Harris was again re-elected in Nipissing without difficulty; the party was not ready to hold a leadership convention in 1987. Grossman, who had lost his legislative seat, remained the official leader of the party until 1990 while Sarnia MPP Andy Brandt served as "interim leader" in the legislature.
Harris was chosen as PC house leader, had become the party's dominant voice in the legislature by 1989. Harris entered the 1990 leadership race, defeated Dianne Cunningham in a province-wide vote to replace Grossman as the party's official leader; the 1990 provincial election was called soon. With help from past leader Larry Grossman, Harris managed to rally his party's core supporters with pledges of tax cuts and spending reductions. Due to his teaching background, Harris was endorsed by several local members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation; the election was won by Bob Rae's NDP. The Conservatives increased their seat total from 17 to 20 out of 130. Despite some early concerns, Harris was again able to retain his own seat. On 3 May 1994, Harris unveiled his "Common Sense Revolution" platform, it called for significant spending and tax cuts, as well as elimination of the province's record $11 billion deficit. By 1995, the governing New Democratic Party and incumbent Premier Bob Rae had become unpopular with the electorate due to the state of the Ontario economy and its record debt and deficit amidst a Canada-wide recession.
Lyn McLeod's Liberals were leading in pre-election polls and were expected to benefit from the swing in support away from the NDP, but they began losing support due to several controversial policy reversals and what was regarded as an uninspiring campaign. The turning point in the election is considered to be Harris's performance in the televised leaders' debate. Harris used his camera time to speak directly to the camera to convey his party's Common Sense Revolution platform, he was elected with a large majority government in the 1995 election. Half of his party's seats came from the suburban belt surrounding Metro Toronto called the'905' for its telephone area code; the Rae government had lost much of its base in organized labour, due in part to the unpopularity of its "Social Contract" legislation in 1993. Harris's opposition to Rae's affirmative action measures helped him to capture some unionized-worker support during the election among male workers. Although there were regional variations, many union voters shifted from the NDP to the Tories in 1995, enabling the Tories to win a
Havelock-Belmont-Methuen is a township in central-eastern Ontario, Canada, in Peterborough County. It was formed on January 1, 1998, through the amalgamation of Belmont and Methuen Township with the Village of Havelock; the region's colonial history began with an influx of settlers after Belmont and Methuen Township was surveyed in 1823. The community of Havelock, named after British general Sir Henry Havelock, was incorporated as an independent village in 1892. Early settlers built their homes in an area of dense forests, numerous lakes and rivers within the rocky Canadian Shield, they survived by means of fishing and farming. By 1869, Blairton was a Village with a population of 500 in the Township of Belmont County; the village was in the immediate vicinity of the richest iron mines in the Dominion and miners and laborers were in great demand. The village was a Station of the Cobourg Marmora Railroad; the land in the vicinity was all taken up. There were stages to Marmora. In the nineteenth century and continuing to the present, mining became an important economic activity.
Early businesses in Havelock included a post office, bakery, a blacksmith and a millinery and were located south of the current village on high ground at the intersection of County Road 30 and Old Norwood Road. In 1881, the Canadian Pacific Railway surveyed a right-of-way through the area north of Havelock and a year laid rails and surveyed and filled the swampy land to make room for a larger village; the current village of Havelock was developed on the filled land by the tracks north of the former village site and was incorporated in 1892. In the fall of 1884, the first full passenger train stopped at Havelock, from Toronto on its way to Smith's Falls. Havelock was an important freight depot from the 1880s to the 1960s; the railway is now run by Canadian Pacific as Kawartha Lakes Railway and its activity today consists of transporting nepheline syenite and crushed basalt rock from two mines north of Havelock operated by Unimin. In 1998, the village of Havelock was amalgamated with the township of Belmont-Methuen to form the current township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen.
The old school, a two story building now known as the Hilltop Apartments, stands at the Northwest corner of Oak Street and Mathison Street, Havelock. In 1890 to 1963 Havelock area students attended this school which in 1937 was renamed Havelock High School. In 1952 Havelock High School students were transferred to the new Norwood District High School in the neighbouring town of Norwood, Ontario. In 1963 Havelock Public School students were transferred to the new Havelock Public School, east of the Havelock Community Centre. In 1963 the school building was converted to apartments. In September, 2005 the Havelock High School Reunion Committee placed in front of the apartments a commemorative plaque bolted to a large red granite stone from a local quarry; the Canadian Pacific Railway station on Ottawa Street in Havelock was built in 1929. It was designated in 1991 as a Heritage Railway Station by the Historic Sights and Monuments Board, Parks Canada. In 2004 the Station was renovated to accommodate restaurants.
The town's council includes a Mayor, Deputy Mayor, three Councillors elected on the basis of one per ward, elected to join the mayor at meetings of Peterborough County Council. The members of council elected in 2018 are:Mayor: Jim Martin Deputy Mayor: David Gerow Councillors: At Large: Hart Webb Township Ward: Larry Ellis Village Ward: Barry Pomeroy The township comprises the communities of Ashby Mill, Blairton Station, Blue Mountain, Chase Corners, Cordova Mines, Freeman Corners, Jack Lake, Kasshabog Lake, MacDonald Bay, Oak Lake, Rockdale, Round Lake, Rush Point and Vansickle. Havelock is the site of the Havelock Country Jamboree, in August. Mother tongue: English as first language: 92.0% French as first language: 1.1% English and French as first language: 1.1% Other as first language: 5.8%Population trend: Population in 2011: 4523 Population in 2006: 4637 Population in 2001: 4479 Population total in 1996: 4327 Havelock: 1352 Belmont and Methuen: 2975 Population in 1991: Havelock: 1376 Belmont and Methuen: 2697 List of townships in Ontario Official website
Marilyn Churley is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. She was a New Democratic member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 2005 who represented the downtown Toronto ridings of Riverdale and Toronto—Danforth, she served as a cabinet minister in the Bob Rae government. In opposition she served as her party's critic for the Environment, Women's Issues and Democratic Renewal, she resigned from the legislature to run for the federal New Democratic Party. Churley was her party's candidate for the riding of Beaches—East York in 2006 and 2008, but was defeated both times. Churley was born in Old Perlican, Newfoundland in 1948, her parents were Myrtis Emberley. Shortly after being born the family moved to Happy Valley, Labrador where her father worked as a cook at Goose Bay Air Force Base, she moved to the Downtown Toronto neighbourhood of Riverdale in 1978. She has served as a director of the Co-op Housing Federation of Toronto, was a co-founder of the Bain Avenue Day Care Centre. Among other community commitments, Churley was a director of the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto.
In 1968, she gave birth to a son, whom she gave up for adoption. She reconnected with him in 1997, she has a daughter, born in 1974. Churley's experience with adoption and the search for her son led her to advocate for adoption disclosure reform. Through the 1990s, she introduced several Private Member's Bills to facilitate the process of locating children given up for adoption. None of these passed. Subsequently, she was a strong supporter of a similar bill introduced by Sandra Pupatello; this bill became the Adoption Information Disclosure Act. Churley was elected to the Toronto City Council in 1988, she defeated longtime alderman Fred Beavis in the downtown riding of Riverdale. She was involved in a number of Toronto council initiatives, including the energy efficiency office, the "Clean Up the Don" movement and police patrols on bicycle. Churley was elected as a New Democrat in the riding of Riverdale in the provincial election of 1990; the NDP won a majority government in this election and she serving as a Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment.
On 18 March 1991, Churley was named Minister of Consumer and Commercial Relations after the previous minister, Peter Kormos was fired by Bob Rae for a series of political blunders. Churley remained in this position throughout the Rae government's mandate. In cabinet, Churley opposed attempts to reduce social assistance to single mothers, only accepted the introduction of casino gambling with reluctance. Toronto singer/songwriter Kurt Swinghammer wrote a song called "The Signature of Marilyn Churley", inspired by Churley's signature on an elevator license dating from her term in the Rae cabinet. Rae's government lost the provincial election of 1995, Churley was one of seventeen NDP members to retain a seat in the legislature. In opposition, she worked to force the government of Mike Harris to keep the Riverdale Hospital open, stopped the closure of 11 schools, forced the government to cap tax increases for small business, she served as Deputy Speaker of the legislature from October 1997 to October 1998.
In the provincial election of 1999, she was re-elected in the redistributed riding of Broadview—Greenwood. Churley became deputy leader of the NDP in 2001, following the retirement of Frances Lankin from the legislature. In the by-election to replace Lankin, the Liberals nominated Greenpeace co-founder and popular television personality Bob Hunter to run for them against former East York mayor Michael Prue for the NDP. During the race, Churley denounced Hunter for having written a novel with first-person accounts of encounters with child prostitutes in Bangkok; the Toronto Sun quoted Ms. Churley as saying: "It says something about Bob Hunter's character he could write such nasty, disgusting stuff about young girls in Thailand." Hunter claimed that the story was written as satire, sued both Churley and Prue for slander. The suit was withdrawn after the by-election. Churley was re-elected for a fourth term in 2003. After the election, when the NDP lost official party status in the Legislature, Churley threatened to change her surname to "Churley-NDP" so that the Speaker would be forced to say NDP when recognizing her in the House.
A compromise was reached which made this change unnecessary, the party regained official status when Andrea Horwath won a 2004 by-election. Churley was a prominent supporter of Jack Layton in his bid to become leader of the federal New Democratic Party in 2002; this position put her at odds with party leader Howard Hampton. In May 2005, Churley announced that once a federal election was called she would resign her Toronto—Danforth seat at the provincial legislature and run for a seat in the House of Commons of Canada. Since Toronto-Danforth is Layton's seat in the federal parliament, Churley sought to represent the neighbouring riding of Beaches—East York. However, Churley could not overcome accusations of being a parachute candidate, despite living only a few miles away from the Beaches—East York riding, was defeated in the January 23, 2006 election by incumbent Liberal Maria Minna in a hard fought contest. On February 9, 2007, at a fundraiser in Toronto, Churley clarified that she would be seeking the nomination in Beaches—East York for a potential federal election in 2007.
Two months Churley was renominated as the NDP candidate in that riding. She was again defeated by Maria Minna in the 2008 election. Churley is a regular guest on The Michael Coren Show, a current events television program on CTS, she was appointed a justice of the peace on October 14
William Ferguson (politician)
William A. "Will" Ferguson was a politician in Canada. He was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1990 to 1994, served as Minister of Energy in the government of Bob Rae. Ferguson was born in Kitchener, he was a male child in a set of fraternal triplets along with two sisters. His mother, Mary Ferguson had given birth to twins two years earlier, he attended Conestoga College. He worked at the Grandview girls' reform school in the 1970s, was involved with the Big Brothers Association of Kitchener in 1982–83, he worked as an employment Councillor at The Working Center from 1984 to 1988, was Director of Administration at Dusty's Disposal from 1989 to 1990. Ferguson competed as an amateur boxer and earned a silver medal in the middle-weight division at the Ontario Winter Games in 1970, his first marriage was to Jeanette with. His son died of cancer at the age of eight, his second marriage to Janet produced a daughter. Ferguson ran for alderman for the Kitchener City Council in 1972 when he was only 18 years old and still in high school.
He ran again in 1979 this time being elected. He remained as city councillor until his election to the provincial legislature in 1990, he was a champion representing the'little guy' and on one occasion residents of his ward complained about dust coming from gravel being spread on the road. He requested the city spray water to keep the dust down but he was ignored. So he brought in a sack of gravel to a city council meeting and dumped the gravel into a bucket which generated a considerable amount of dust and his point was made. Ferguson ran as a candidate of the federal New Democratic Party in the Canadian general election of 1984, but finished third in the riding of Kitchener behind winner John Reimer by 12,892 votes. In 1990, Ferguson ran again, this time as the provincial NDP candidate in the riding of Kitchener defeating incumbent Liberal David Cooke by 6,019 votes, he served as a parliamentary assistant to Dave Cooke, the Minister of Housing and Municipal Affairs and was promoted to Minister of Energy on July 31, 1991.
In October 1991, Ferguson was involved in a minor controversy surrounding executive compensation at Ontario Hydro. He revealed in the legislature that the salary of the former chairman was $540,000; the Liberal opposition argued that he should resign. Ferguson referred the issue to the Privacy Commissioner. On February 13, 1992, Ferguson resigned from the provincial cabinet to deal with allegations that he had committed a sexual assault while working as a guard at Grandview, he was acquitted in 1994. From the time when he was charged to his acquittal he sat as an independent. After his acquittal he was reinstated by the NDP and was appointed as a parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, he resigned from the legislature on October 8, 1994, in order to run for mayor of Kitchener but he was defeated. He tried to get elected to the same council in a 2002 by-election but was again defeated. After leaving the legislature he held a number of jobs including town manager in northern communities including the hamlet of Grise Fiord, Nunavut.
He consulted on energy issues in South Africa. He struggled with alcoholism. On Friday July 22, 2011, he experienced heart problems at his brother's place in Kitchener and died shortly thereafter. On October 17, Queens Park honored Mr. Ferguson with a Parliamentary tribute for his service to the Legislature. Ontario Legislative Assembly parliamentary history
Liberal Party of Canada
The Liberal Party of Canada is the oldest and longest-serving governing political party in Canada. The Liberals form the current government, elected in 2015; the party has dominated federal politics for much of Canada's history, holding power for 69 years in the 20th century—more than any other party in a developed country—and as a result, it is sometimes referred to as Canada's "natural governing party". The party espouses the principles of liberalism, sits at the centre to centre-left of the Canadian political spectrum, with the Conservative Party positioned to the centre-right and the New Democratic Party, occupying the left. Like their federal Conservative Party rivals, the party is defined as a "big tent", attracting support from a broad spectrum of voters. In the late 1970s, Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau claimed that his Liberal Party adhered to the "radical centre"; the Liberals' signature policies and legislative decisions include universal health care, the Canada Pension Plan, Canada Student Loans, multilateralism, official bilingualism, official multiculturalism, patriating the Canadian constitution and the entrenchment of Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Clarity Act, making same-sex marriage and cannabis use legal nationwide.
In the 2015 federal election, the Liberal Party under Justin Trudeau had its best result since the 2000 election, winning 39.5 percent of the popular vote and 184 seats, gaining a majority of seats in the House of Commons. The Liberals are descended from the mid-19th century Reformers who agitated for responsible government throughout British North America; these included George Brown, Alexander Mackenzie, Robert Baldwin, William Lyon Mackenzie and the Clear Grits in Upper Canada, Joseph Howe in Nova Scotia, the Patriotes and Rouges in Lower Canada led by figures such as Louis-Joseph Papineau. The Clear Grits and Parti rouge sometimes functioned as a united bloc in the legislature of the Province of Canada beginning in 1854, a united Liberal Party combining both English and French Canadian members was formed in 1861. At the time of confederation of the former British colonies of Canada, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the radical Liberals were marginalized by the more pragmatic Conservative coalition assembled under Sir John A. Macdonald.
In the 29 years after Canadian confederation, the Liberals were consigned to opposition, with the exception of one stint in government. Alexander Mackenzie was the de facto leader of the Official Opposition after Confederation and agreed to become the first official leader of the Liberal Party in 1873, he was able to lead the party to power for the first time in 1873, after the MacDonald government lost a vote of no confidence in the House of Commons due to the Pacific Scandal. Mackenzie subsequently won the 1874 election, served as Prime Minister for an additional four years. During the five years the Liberal government brought in many reforms, which include the replacement of open voting by secret ballot, confining elections to one day and the creation of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Royal Military College of Canada, the Office of the Auditor General; however the party was only able to build a solid support base in Ontario, in 1878 lost the government to MacDonald. The Liberals would spend the next 18 years in opposition.
In their early history, the Liberals were the party of opposition to imperialism. The Liberals became identified with the aspirations of Quebecers as a result of the growing hostility of French Canadians to the Conservatives; the Conservatives lost the support of French Canadians because of the role of Conservative governments in the execution of Louis Riel and their role in the Conscription Crisis of 1917, their opposition to French schools in provinces besides Quebec. It was. Laurier was able to capitalize on the Tories' alienation of French Canada by offering the Liberals as a credible alternative. Laurier was able to overcome the party's reputation for anti-clericalism that offended the still-powerful Quebec Roman Catholic Church. In English-speaking Canada, the Liberal Party's support for reciprocity made it popular among farmers, helped cement the party's hold in the growing prairie provinces. Laurier led the Liberals to power in the 1896 election, oversaw a government that increased immigration in order to settle Western Canada.
Laurier's government created the provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta out of the North-West Territories, promoted the development of Canadian industry. Until the early part of the century, the Liberal Party was a loose, informal coalition of local and regional bodies with a strong national party leader and caucus but with an informal and regionalized extra-parliamentary organizational structure. There was no national membership of the party, an individual became a member by joining a provincial Liberal party. Laurier called the party's first national convention in 1893 in order to unite Liberal supporters behind a programme and build the campaign that brought the party to power in 1896; as a result of the party's defeats in the 1911 and 1917 federal elections, Laurier attempted to organize the party on a national level by creating three bodies: the Central Liberal Information Office, the National Liberal Advisory Committee, the National Liberal Organization Committee. Howev
Queen's University at Kingston is a public research university in Kingston, Canada. Founded on 16 October 1841, via a royal charter issued by Queen Victoria, the university predates Canada's founding by 26 years. Queen's holds more than 1,400 hectares of land throughout Ontario and owns Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England. Queen's is organized into ten undergraduate and professional faculties and schools; the Church of Scotland established Queen's College in 1841 with a royal charter from Queen Victoria. The first classes, intended to prepare students for the ministry, were held 7 March 1842 with 13 students and two professors. Queen's was the first university west of the maritime provinces to admit women and to form a student government. In 1883, a women's college for medical education affiliated with Queen's University was established. In 1888, Queen's University began offering extension courses, becoming the first Canadian university to do so. In 1912, Queen's ended its affiliation with the Presbyterian Church, adopted its present name.
Queen's is a co-educational university with more than 23,000 students and over 131,000 alumni living worldwide. Notable alumni include government officials, business leaders and 57 Rhodes Scholars. Queen's was a result of an outgrowth of educational initiatives planned by Presbyterians in the 1830s. A draft plan for the university was presented at a synod meeting in Kingston in 1839, with a modified bill introduced through the 13th Parliament of Upper Canada during a session in 1840. On 16 October 1841, a royal charter was issued through Queen Victoria establishing Queen's College at Kingston. Queen's resulted from years of effort by Presbyterians of Upper Canada to found a college for the education of ministers in the growing colony and to instruct youth in various branches of science and literature, they modelled the university after the University of Glasgow. Classes began on 7 March 1842, in a small woodframe house on the edge of the city with two professors and 15 students; the college moved several times during its first eleven years, before settling in its present location.
Prior to Canadian Confederation, the Presbyterian Church in Scotland, the Canadian government, private citizens financially supported the college. After Confederation, the college faced ruin when the federal government withdrew its funding and the Commercial Bank of the Midland District collapsed, a disaster which cost Queen's two-thirds of its endowment; the college was rescued after Principal William Snodgrass and other officials created a fundraising campaign across Canada. The risk of financial ruin worried the administration until the century's final decade, they considered merging with the University of Toronto as late as the 1880s. With the additional funds bequeathed from Queen's first major benefactor, Robert Sutherland, the college staved off financial failure and maintained its independence. Queen's was given university status on 17 May 1881. In 1883, Women's Medical College was founded at Queen's with a class of three. Theological Hall, completed in 1880 served as Queen's main building throughout the late 19th century.
In 1912, Queen's separated from the Presbyterian Church of Scotland and changed its name to Queen's University at Kingston. Queen's Theological College remained in the control of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, until 1925, when it joined the United Church of Canada; the theological college merged with the Queen's department of religious studies and the program closed in 2015. The university faced another financial crisis during World War I from a sharp drop in enrollment due to the military enlistment of students and faculty. A $1,000,000 fundraising drive and the armistice in 1918 saved the university. 1,500 students fought in the war and 187 died. On 18 August 1939, weeks prior to the start of World War II, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt came to Queen's to accept an honorary degree. In a broadcast heard around the world, the President voiced the American policy of mutual alliance and friendship with Canada. During World War II, 2,917 graduates from Queen's served in the armed forces, suffering 164 fatalities.
The Memorial Room in Memorial Hall of the John Deutsch University Centre lists Queen's students who died during the world wars. Queen's grew after the war, propelled by the expanding postwar economy and the demographic boom that peaked in the 1960s. From 1951 to 1961, enrolment increased from just over 2,000 students to more than 3,000; the university embarked on a building program, constructing five student residences in less than ten years. After the reorganization of legal education in Ontario in the mid-1950s, Queen's Faculty of Law opened in 1957 in the new John A. Macdonald Hall. Other construction projects at Queen's in the 1950s included the construction of Richardson Hall to house Queen's administrative offices and Dunning Hall. By the end of the 1960s, like many other Canadian universities, Queen's tripled its enrolment and expanded its faculty and facilities, as a result of the baby boom and generous support from the public sector. By the mid-1970s, the university had 10,000 full-time students.
Among the new facilities were three more residences and separate buildings for the Departments of Mathematics, Physics and Psychology, Social Sciences and the Humanities. During this period, Queen's created the Schools of Music, Public Administration, Rehabilitation Therapy, Urban and Regional Planning were established at Queen's; the establishment of the Faculty of Education in 1968 on land about a kilometre west of the university inaugurated the university's west c