By Bradford J. Bradford J.
;From the optimism linked to provincial prestige in 1905, in the course of the trials of melancholy and conflict, the increase occasions of the post-war interval, and the commercial vagaries of the Eighties and the Nineteen Nineties, the 20th century was once a time of progress and hassle, improvement and alter, for Alberta and its humans. and through the century, twelve males, from quite a few political events and from very varied backgrounds, led the govt of this province.
The names of some--like William Aberhart, Ernest Manning, and Peter Lougheed--are nonetheless loved ones names, whereas others--like Arthur Sifton, Herbert Greenfield and Richard Reid--have been all yet forgotten. but every one in his specified manner, for greater or for worse, helped to mildew and steer the future of the province he ruled. those are their stories.-Amazon.ca
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His intention was “to save the credit of the province” and ensure “a proper expenditure” of the money. An instant outcry followed. Charles W. Cross, Liberal MLA for Edmonton and the former attorney general, assumed that Sifton was abandoning the project altogether and denounced the policy as a breach of faith with Edmonton and those who favoured northern development. Several of the dissident Liberals supported him. So much for there being a new spirit of unity amongst provincial Liberals. B. Bennett, who at the time was not only a Conservative MLA but also the solicitor for the Royal Bank.
At the close of the court they were discussing the Chief Justice’s flippancy when a court officer, passing, overheard them talking. ” “No, nor I,” said the other. “But I can tell you,” interrupted the official, and he showed them a handful of torn papers, each of which contained, in whole or in part, the signature, ‘Arthur L. Sifton—Arthur L. Sifton—Arthur L. 8 Sifton did record the essence of each case that he heard along with his decision. Rarely did he offer reasons for the decisions, which created some difficulties when cases were appealed.
38. Report of the Second Convention of the Alberta and Saskatchewan Women’s Christian Temperance Union held in the Baptist Church, Red Deer, Alberta, October 3rd and 4th, 1905 (Calgary: Herald Company, 1905), 49; Report of the Third Convention of the Alberta and Saskatchewan Women’s Christian Temperance Union held in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, October 5th to 8th, 1906 (Calgary: Herald Company, 1906), 60–61. 39. UAA, Rutherford Papers, box 1, item 2/3/4-6, Henrietta Muir Edwards to Premier Rutherford, September 17, 1909; see Roome, “Henrietta Muir Edwards,” 207–8.
Alberta Premiers of the Twentieth Century by Bradford J. Bradford J.