Sault Ste. Marie Walk of Fame
The Sault Ste. Marie Walk of Fame is a series of markers located throughout downtown Sault Ste. Marie, Canada; the Walk of Fame is a joint project between the city of Sault Ste. Marie and its Downtown Association, honours those from the city or the Algoma District who have made outstanding contributions to the community or have made significant achievements in their chosen field of work. Inductees are added on an annual basis; the genesis of the Walk of Fame was City By-Law 2002-193, passed by the Sault Ste. Marie City Council on September 9, 2002; the by-law established a "Walk of Fame Program," to be operated by the city and the Downtown Association with the intent of honouring Sault Ste. Marie natives who have made significant contributions and outstanding achievements. By extension, the Walk was viewed as a means of enhancing tourism in the city and attracting patrons to the Downtown shopping and business district; the by-law established a committee to select annual inductees and, at the outset, determine a suitable location for the Walk.
The 8 committee members are appointed by the City Council for a 3-year term, include the mayor, two city councilors, two representatives of the Downtown Association, two citizens at large, one Chamber of Commerce representative. Prospective names for the first set of Walk of Fame inductees were submitted by the general public to the city clerk's office in 2003. From that pool of nominees, the Walk of Fame Committee selected an inaugural list of 10 inductees; those selections were tabled until a suitable time and place to launch the Walk of Fame was determined. The Walk of Fame was formally unveiled on September 30, 2006, with its first 10 honorees celebrated as part of the grand opening weekend of the Steelback Centre sports arena. From its 2006 unveiling until the mid 2010s, the Walk of Fame markers were embedded in the south sidewalk of Queen Street, north of the Essar Centre and adjacent Memorial Square. By the mid 2010s, however and tear caused by winter weather, snow removal, other maintenance vehicles caused many of the stone-and-granite markers to become crumbled or otherwise damaged.
In August 2015, as part of a broader repair plan for Queen Street's sidewalks, the City Council voted to remove the markers from the sidewalk and place them in storage. With the Walk of Fame's markers removed and its nomination process paused, the City Council spent 2016 and 2017 reviewing new options for the Walk, including replacing the stones with vinyl graphics, illuminated pillars, or aluminum markers on the Essar Centre facade. By Spring 2017, another display concept was considered, one that would place new and existing markers in see-through display cases located throughout downtown; the concept would help preserve the condition of the marble markers, reduce replacement costs for the original stones, provide year-round access and visibility, allow for simple display expansion and signage when necessary. This plan would be approved by Council, the restoration project's results were revealed to the public on December 7, 2017; the 2002 by-law that established the Walk of Fame established ground rules for Walk inductees, some of which have been adjusted over the years: Any inductee must have been born in either the City of Sault Ste.
Marie or the Algoma District, or have lived in the City or District for a minimum of 12 months at any point in their lifetime. The inductee must have, over a period of years, made an outstanding contribution to the community, or have achieved local, national, or international accolades in their chosen field of work, including but not limited to academics, medicine and technology, government or military service and industry, arts and entertainment, athletics or other competitive endeavors. Nominations for inductees can be submitted by the general public, but must be received by the City Clerk's office no than March 31 of the intended year of honour. Nominations received at the City Clerk's office by the deadline are considered by the Walk of Fame Committee for inclusion in that year's Walk of Fame inductee class. No more than 10 inductees would be honoured in the Walk's inaugural year Until 2015, no more than 5 inductees could be honoured in any year after the inaugural year. No person or group can be honoured more than once on the Walk.
The list of annual inductees must be announced to the general public. Formal dedication ceremonies for the markers must be open to the public as well. In the Walk of Fame's original concept, inductees were immortalized on a 16-inch granite stone square, each of which included a marble maple leaf displaying the inductee's name and year of induction; the markers were embedded in the sidewalk facing Queen Street, in front of the north end of the GFL Memorial Gardens and the adjacent Memorial Square. In the restored Walk project unveiled in December 2017, each of the surviving markers saw their marble granite maple leafs removed from their squares; those leafs, the replacement leafs for markers that could not be restored, any future leafs are now featured in steel cabinets found in four outdoor locations in Downtown Sault Ste. Marie: the GFL Memorial Gardens, the Mem
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
1968 Canadian federal election
The Canadian federal election of 1968 was held on June 25, 1968, to elect members of the House of Commons of Canada of the 28th Parliament of Canada. The Liberal Party won a majority government under Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau; this was the last federal election in which some provinces had fewer seats they had been allocated in the previous election due to a redistribution. The 1966 census, for example, revealed that Alberta had a population about 50% greater than Saskatchewan's though both provinces had the same number of seats at the time. Saskatchewan was the only province to lose multiple seats in the redistribution, it was the only election in Canadian history where fewer total seats were contested compared to the previous vote. Changes to the Constitution enacted since that time have rendered the prospect of similar reductions far less likely. Trudeau, a relative unknown until he was appointed to the cabinet by Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson, had won a surprise victory over Paul Martin Sr. Paul Hellyer and Robert Winters in the party's leadership election earlier in 1968.
The charismatic, handsome and bilingual Trudeau soon captured the hearts and minds of the nation, the period leading up to the election saw such intense feelings for him that it was dubbed "Trudeaumania." At public appearances, he was confronted by screaming girls, something never before seen in Canadian politics. The Liberal campaign was dominated by Trudeau's personality. Liberal campaign ads featured pictures of Trudeau inviting Canadians to "Come work with me", encouraged them to "Vote for New Leadership for All of Canada"; the substance of the campaign was based upon the creation of a "just society", with a proposed expansion of social programs. The principal opposition to the Liberals was the Progressive Conservative Party led by Robert Stanfield; the party was still smarting from the nasty infighting that had led to the ousting of leader John Diefenbaker. The PCs had problems with their policy on Quebec: the Tories, hoping to contrast with the rigidly federalist Trudeau, embraced the idea of deux nations, meaning that their policies would be based on the idea that Canada was one country housing two nations - French-Canadians and English-speaking Canadians.
As Conservative candidates began to renounce this policy, the party was forced to backtrack, late in the campaign, ran ads signed by Stanfield that stated that the PC Party stood for "One country, one Canada". Trudeau had more success on this point, promoting his vision of indivisible; the Tories were hurt by the aforementioned redistribution of seats, which disproportionately reduced representation in their traditional strongholds. On the left, former long-time Premier of Saskatchewan Tommy Douglas led the New Democratic Party, but once again failed to make the electoral break-through, hoped for when the party was founded in 1960. Douglas gained a measure of personal satisfaction - the ouster of Diefenbaker had badly damaged the PC brand in Saskatchewan, played a major role in allowing the NDP to overcome a decade of futility at the federal level in Saskatchewan to win a plurality of seats there; these gains were balanced out by losses elsewhere in the country. Under the slogan, "You win with the NDP", Douglas campaigned for affordable housing, higher old age pensions, lower prescription drug prices, a reduced cost of living.
However, the NDP had difficulty running against the left-leaning Trudeau, himself a former supporter of the NDP. Douglas remains a powerful icon for New Democrats; this was the first Canadian federal election to hold a leaders debate, on June 9, 1968. The debate included Trudeau, Douglas, in the latter part Réal Caouette, with Caouette speaking French and Trudeau alternating between the languages; the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy three days before cast a pall over the proceedings, the stilted format was seen as boring and inconclusive; the results of the election were sealed when on the night before the election a riot broke out at the St. Jean Baptiste Day parade in Montreal. Protesting the prime minister's attendance at the parade, supporters of Quebec independence yelled Trudeau au poteau, threw bottles and rocks. Trudeau, whose lack of military service during World War II had led some to question his courage stood his ground, did not flee from the violence despite the wishes of his security escort.
Images of Trudeau standing fast to the thrown bottles of the rioters were broadcast across the country, swung the election further in the Liberals' favour as many English-speaking Canadians believed that he would be the right leader to fight the threat of Quebec separatism. The Social Credit Party lost all four of its seats. On the other hand, the Ralliement des créditistes, the Québec wing of the party that had split from the English Canadian party, met with great success; the créditistes were a populist option appealing to Québec nationalists. They were strong in rural ridings and amongst poor voters. Party leader Réal Caouette campaigned against poverty, government indifference, "la grosse finance"; the Canadian social credit movement would never win seats in English Canada again. Atlantic Canada bucked the national trend, with the Tories making large gains in that region and winning pluralities in all four Atlantic provinces. In that region, the Tory brand was strengthened by the leadership of former Nova Scotian premier Stanfield.
Voters in Newfoundland, who were growing increa
Sault Ste. Marie (provincial electoral district)
Sault Ste. Marie is a provincial electoral district in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the City of Sault Ste. Marie; the riding was created in 1902 from part of Algoma East, consisted of a large section of Algoma District from the boundary of Thunder Bay District to the mouth of the Echo River. It has had the same boundaries since the 1966 redistribution. Prior to 1996, Ontario was divided into the same electoral districts as those used for federal electoral purposes, they were redistributed. In 2005, legislation was passed by the Legislature to divide Ontario into 107 electoral districts, beginning with the next provincial election in 2007; the eleven northern electoral districts, including Sault Ste. Marie, are those defined for federal purposes in 1996, based on the 1991 census; the 96 southern electoral districts are those defined for federal electoral purposes in 2003, based on the 2001 census. Without this legislation, the number of electoral districts in northern Ontario would have been reduced from eleven to ten.
As a result, the provincial electoral district consists of the City of Sault Ste. Marie, while the federal electoral district includes Prince Township, the Rankin, Garden River, Goulais Bay and Obadjiwan reserves, a portion of Unorganized North Algoma District extending north to the Montreal River. According to the Canada 2011 Census Ethnic Groups: 89.2% White, 9.2% Aboriginal Languages: 87.0% English, 4.9% Italian, 4.1% French Religion: 74.4% Christian, 24.6% No religion. Average household income: $69,456 Median household income: $56,051 Average individual income: $37,466 Median individual income: $30,118 This riding has elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario: ^ Change from general election Elections Ontario 1999 results 2003 results 2007 results Centennial Edition of a History of the Electoral Districts and Ministries of the Province of Ontario 1867-1967 Map of riding for 2018 election
William Grenville "Bill" Davis, is a Canadian former politician who served as the 18th Premier of Ontario from 1971 to 1985. Davis was first elected as the MPP for Peel in the 1959 provincial election where he was a backbencher in Leslie Frost's government. Under John Robarts, he was minister of education, he succeeded Robarts as Premier of Ontario and held the position until resigning in 1985. In a 2012 edition, the Institute for Research on Public Policy's magazine, Policy Options, named Davis the second-best Canadian premier of the last forty years, beaten only by Peter Lougheed. Davis was born in Toronto General Hospital, Ontario, the son of Vera and Albert Grenville Davis, his father was a successful local lawyer. He married twice, first to Helen MacPhee, with whom he had four children, before marrying Kathleen MacKay. Davis was politically active from a young age. Local Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament Gordon Graydon was a frequent guest at his parents' house, Davis himself became the first delegate younger than seventeen years to attend a national Progressive Conservative convention in Canada.
He campaigned for local Member of Provincial Parliament Thomas Laird Kennedy, who served as Premier of Ontario in 1949. He attended Osgoode Hall Law School. Davis was a football player during his university years, his teammates included Roy McMurtry and Thomas Leonard Wells, both of whom would serve in his cabinet. Davis was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 1959 provincial election, for the southern Ontario constituency of Peel, he was only 29 years old. Although Peel was an safe Conservative seat for most of its history, Davis won by a narrow 1,203 votes; the election took place soon after the federal Progressive Conservative government of John Diefenbaker had cancelled the Avro Arrow program. Most of the 14,000 Canadians put out of work by this decision were residents of Peel, many cast protest ballots against Diefenbaker by supporting Bill Brydon, the provincial Liberal candidate. Davis served for two years as a backbench supporter of Leslie Frost's government; when Frost announced his retirement in 1961, Davis became the chief organizer of Robert Macaulay's campaign to succeed him as premier and party leader.
Macaulay was eliminated on the next-to-last ballot, with Davis, delivered crucial support for John Robarts to defeat Kelso Roberts on the final vote. Davis was appointed to Robarts' cabinet as Minister of Education on October 25, 1962, was re-elected by a increased margin in the 1963 provincial election. Davis was given additional responsibilities as Ontario's Minister of University Affairs on May 14, 1964, held both portfolios until 1971, he soon developed a reputation as a interventionist minister, oversaw a dramatic increase in education expenditures throughout the 1960s. He established many new public schools in centralized locations to accommodate larger numbers of students. Davis undertook dramatic and, at the time, controversial revisions of Ontario's outdated and inefficient school board system, he reduced the number of boards from 3,676 in 1962 to only 192 by 1967. Davis established new public universities as minister, including Trent University and Brock University, established the province's community college system.
He was responsible for the establishment of Canada's first educational research institute, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in 1965 and the establishment of the Ontario Educational Communications Authority educational television network in 1970. Davis' handling of the education portfolio made him a high-profile minister, there was little surprise when he entered the leadership contest to succeed Robarts in 1971, he was dubbed as the frontrunner, though his awkward speaking style and image as an "establishment" candidate hindered his campaign. He defeated rival candidate Allan Lawrence by only 44 votes on the final ballot, after receiving support from third-place candidate Darcy McKeough. Shortly after the convention, Davis invited Lawrence's campaign team to join his inner circle of advisors; this group became known as the Big Blue Machine, remained the dominant organizational force in the Progressive Conservative Party until the 1980s. Shortly after taking office as premier, Davis announced that his government would not permit continuing construction of the rest of the Spadina Expressway into downtown Toronto.
The "Davis ditch", the section of Allen Road south of Lawrence Avenue was nicknamed in his honour. He rejected a proposal to grant full funding to Ontario's Catholic high schools, which some regarded as an appeal to the Progressive Conservative Party's rural Protestant base. Davis's team ran a professional campaign in the 1971 provincial election, was rewarded with an increased majority government. Davis's first full term as premier was by most accounts his least successful, with public confidence in his government weakened by a series of scandals. There were allegations that the Fidinam company had received special consideration for a Toronto development program in return for donations to the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1973, it was revealed that Davis' friend Gerhard Moog had received a valuable untendered contract for the construction of Ontario Hydro's new head office and related projects. Attorney General Dalton Bales, Solicitor General John Yaremko a
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario shortened to Ontario PC Party, PC, or Conservatives, is a centre-right political party in Ontario, Canada. The party has been led by Premier Doug Ford since March 10, 2018, it has governed the province for 80 of the 151 years since Confederation, including an uninterrupted run from 1943 to 1985. It holds a majority government in the 42nd Parliament of Ontario; the first Conservative Party in Upper Canada was made up of United Empire Loyalists and supporters of the wealthy Family Compact that ruled the colony. Once responsible government was granted in response to the 1837 Rebellions, the Tories emerged as moderate reformers who opposed the radical policies of the Reformers and the Clear Grits; the modern Conservative Party originated in the Liberal-Conservative coalition founded by Sir John A. Macdonald and George-Étienne Cartier in 1854, it is a variant of this coalition that formed the first government in Ontario with John Sandfield Macdonald as Premier.
Until becoming the Progressive Conservatives in 1942, the party was known as the Liberal-Conservative Association of Ontario, reflecting its Liberal-Conservative origins, but became known as the Conservative Party. John Sandfield Macdonald was a Liberal and sat concurrently as a Liberal Party of Canada MP in the House of Commons of Canada but he was an ally of John A. Macdonald, his government was a true coalition of Liberals and Conservatives under his leadership but soon the more radical Reformers bolted to the opposition and Sandfield Macdonald was left leading what was a Conservative coalition that included some Liberals under the Liberal-Conservative banner. After losing power in 1871, this Conservative coalition began to dissolve. What was a party that included Catholics and Protestants became an exclusively English and Protestant party and more dependent on the Protestant Orange Order for support, for its leadership; the party became opposed to funding for separate schools, opposed to language rights for French-Canadians, distrustful of immigrants.
Paradoxically, an element of the party gained a reputation for being pro-labour as a result of links between the Orange Order and the labour movement. After 33 years in Opposition, the Tories returned to power under James P. Whitney, who led a progressive administration in its development of the province; the Whitney government initiated massive public works projects such as the creation of Ontario Hydro. It enacted reactionary legislation against the French-Canadian population in Ontario; the Tories were in power for all but five years from 1905 to 1934. After the death of Whitney in 1914, they lacked vision and became complacent; the Tories lost power to the United Farmers of Ontario in the 1919 election but were able to regain office in 1923 election due to the UFO's disintegration and divisions in the Ontario Liberal Party. They were defeated by Mitch Hepburn's Liberals in 1934 due to their inability to cope with the Great Depression. Late in the 1930s and early in the 1940s, the Conservatives developed new policies.
Rather than continue to oppose government spending and intervention, a policy which hurt the party politically in the time of the Great Depression, the Conservatives changed their policies to support government action where it would lead to economic growth. The party changed its name to the "Progressive Conservative" party after its federal counterpart changed its name to the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 1942 on the insistence of its new leader, John Bracken, whose roots were in the populist Progressive Party; the Conservatives took advantage of Liberal infighting to win a minority government in the 1943 provincial election, reducing the Liberals to third-party status. Drew called another election in 1945, only two years into his mandate; the Tories played up Cold War tensions to win a landslide majority, though it emerged several years that the Tory government had set up a secret department of the Ontario Provincial Police to spy on the opposition and the media. The party would dominate Ontario politics for the next four decades.
Under Drew and his successor, Leslie Frost, the Party was a strong champion of rural issues but invested in the development of civil works throughout the province, including the construction of the 400 series of highways, beginning with the 401 across Toronto. In 1961, John Robarts became the 17th premier of Ontario, he was one of the most popular premiers in years. Under Robarts' lead, the party epitomized power, he was an advocate of individual freedoms and promoted the rights of the provinces against what he saw as the centralizing initiatives of the federal government, while promoting national unity against Quebec separatism. He hosted the 1967 "Confederation of Tomorrow" conference in Toronto in an unsuccessful attempt to achieve an agreement for a new Constitution of Canada. Robarts opposed Canadian medicare when it was proposed, but endorsed it and the party implemented the public health care system that continues to this day, he led the party towards a civil libertarian movement. As a strong believer in the promotion of both official languages, he opened the door to French education in Ontario schools.
In 1971, Bill Davis became the 18th premier. Anti-Catholicism became an issue again in the 1971 election, when the Tories campaigned strenuously against a Liberal proposal to extend funding for Catholic separate schools until Grade 13. Davis reversed himself in 1985, enacted the funding extension as one of his last acts before l
The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail is a Canadian newspaper printed in five cities in western and central Canada. With a weekly readership of 2,018,923 in 2015, it is Canada's most read newspaper on weekdays and Saturdays, although it falls behind the Toronto Star in overall weekly circulation because the Star publishes a Sunday edition while the Globe does not; the Globe and Mail is regarded by some as Canada's "newspaper of record". The newspaper is owned based in Toronto; the predecessor to The Globe and Mail was called The Globe. Brown's liberal politics led him to court the support of the Clear Grits, precursor to the modern Liberal Party of Canada; the Globe began in Toronto as a weekly party organ for Brown's Reform Party, but seeing the economic gains that he could make in the newspaper business, Brown soon targeted a wide audience of liberal minded freeholders. He selected as the motto for the editorial page a quotation from Junius, "The subject, loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures."
The quotation is carried on the editorial page to this day. By the 1850s, The Globe had become an well-regarded daily newspaper, it began distribution by railway to other cities in Ontario shortly after Confederation. At the dawn of the twentieth century, The Globe added photography, a women's section, the slogan "Canada's National Newspaper", which remains on its front-page banner, it began opening bureaus and offering subscriptions across Canada. On 23 November 1936, The Globe merged with The Mail and Empire, itself formed through the 1895 merger of two conservative newspapers, The Toronto Mail and Toronto Empire. Press reports at the time stated, "the minnow swallowed the whale" because The Globe's circulation was smaller than The Mail and Empire's; the merger was arranged by George McCullagh, who fronted for mining magnate William Henry Wright and became the first publisher of The Globe and Mail. McCullagh committed suicide in 1952, the newspaper was sold to the Webster family of Montreal.
As the paper lost ground to The Toronto Star in the local Toronto market, it began to expand its national circulation. The newspaper was unionised under the banner of the American Newspaper Guild. From 1937 until 1974, the newspaper was produced at the William H. Wright Building, located at 140 King Street West on the northeast corner of King Street and York Street, close to the homes of the Toronto Daily Star at Old Toronto Star Building at 80 King West and the Old Toronto Telegram Building at Bay and Melinda; the building at 130 King Street West was demolished in 1974 to make way for First Canadian Place, the newspaper moved to 444 Front Street West, the headquarters of the Toronto Telegram newspaper, built in 1963. In 1965, the paper was bought by Winnipeg-based FP Publications, controlled by Bryan Maheswary, which owned a chain of local Canadian newspapers. FP put a strong emphasis on the Report on Business section, launched in 1962, thereby building the paper's reputation as the voice of Toronto's business community.
FP Publications and The Globe and Mail were sold in 1980 to The Thomson Corporation, a company run by the family of Kenneth Thomson. After the acquisition there were few changes made in news policy. However, there was more attention paid to national and international news on the editorial, op-ed, front pages in contrast to its previous policy of stressing Toronto and Ontario material; the Globe and Mail has always been a morning newspaper. Since the 1980s, it has been printed in separate editions in six Canadian cities: Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Southern Ontario Newspaper Guild employees took their first strike vote at The Globe in 1982 marking a new era in relations with the company; those negotiations ended without a strike, the Globe unit of SONG still has a strike-free record. SONG members voted in 1994 to sever ties with the American-focused Newspaper Guild. Shortly afterwards, SONG affiliated with the Communications and Paperworkers Union of Canada. Under the editorship of William Thorsell in the 1980s and 1990s, the paper endorsed the free trade policies of Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
The paper became an outspoken proponent of the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottetown Accord, with their editorial the day of the 1995 Quebec Referendum quoting a Mulroney speech in favour of the Accord. During this period, the paper continued to favour such liberal policies as decriminalizing drugs and expanding gay rights. In 1995, the paper launched globeandmail.com. Since the launch of the National Post as another English-language national paper in 1998, some industry analysts had proclaimed a "national newspaper war" between The Globe and Mail and the National Post; as a response to this threat, in 2001, The Globe and Mail was combined with broadcast assets held by Bell Canada to form the joint venture Bell Globemedia. In 2004, access to some features of globeandmail.com became restricted to paid subscribers only. The subscription service was reduced a few years to include an electronic edition of the newspaper, access to its archives, membership to a premium investment site