By David John Hall

A Lonely Eminence is the second one of 2 volumes tracing the general public lifestyles and instances of Clifford Sifton, considered one of Canada’s so much debatable politicians. quantity II examines Sifton’s lifestyles and paintings within the 20th century, specially his political actions. Sifton’s involvement within the early management of the Yukon Territory is analyzed, as is his obstacle for a rational, all-Canadian transportation coverage and his position in railway improvement within the west. quantity II of Clifford Sifton, like quantity I, is wealthy in ancient element and is the results of vast study into unique old assets. The energy and importance of Sifton’s public and political profession emerge from this political biography, for you to be of curiosity to Canadian historians and political scientists, in addition to to somebody drawn to the expansion and improvement of Canada.

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It seemed a small price to placate the Roblin government. At any other time neither Sifton nor Laurier would have been above manipulating the announcement to give maximum advantage to the local Grits. And, given the minimal concessions gained by the minority under Roblin, Greenway must have wondered why his earlier request had been refused, yet now it was imperative to conciliate Roblin. All in all, it was not a good way to build mutual trust and teamwork between the provincial and federal Liberal organizations.

Laurier, who personally believed in provincial control of the school lands and school funds (as did Sifton), promised the Church authorities that control would not be turned over until concessions wholly satisfactory to the minority had been guaranteed. The result was a stand-off between the premier and the prime minister that would prevail for a decade. Meanwhile, however, there was an issue that could be resolved. Interest on the fund had been accumulated for some years and could be turned over to the province without sacrificing federal control of the lands or the principal of the fund.

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