Thursday, May 07, 2015

Cartier Memorial

Sir George-Étienne Cartier, 1st Baronet, PC (September 6, 1814 – May 20, 1873) was a Canadian statesman and Father of Confederation. The English spelling of the name, George, instead of Georges, the usual French spelling, is explained by his having been named in honour of King George III. He served as Premier of Canada East from August 6, 1858 – May 24, 1862. His memorial stands on the grounds of Parliament Hill.