Arthur Sturgis Hardy (December 14, 1837 – June 13, 1901) was a lawyer and Liberal politician who served as Ontario's fourth Premier from 1896 to 1899. Hardy was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 1873 and was promoted to the Cabinet of Sir Oliver Mowat in 1877 as Provincial Secretary. In 1889 as Commissioner of Crown Lands, Hardy established Algonquin Park. Entering his sixties and having been in government for over twenty years, Hardy lacked the energy and strength to take the government forward or excite the populace when he succeeded Mowat as both Premier and Attorney-General in 1896. In the 1898 election Hardy's government was returned with a narrow six seat majority due to the collapse of the agrarian Patrons of Industry party which had served as the Liberal's allies in the legislature. Exhausted and needing money, Hardy retired from politics in 1899 and died two years later. December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 kmÂ² (4th) Land 917,741 kmÂ² Water 158,654 kmÂ² (14. ... Dalton McGuinty The Premier of Ontario is the first minister for the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Chamber of the Estates-General, the Dutch legislature. ... A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Sir Oliver Mowat (July 22, 1820 â 19 April 1903) was a Canadian politician, and premier of Ontario from 1872 to 1896. ... The Provincial Secretary was a senior position in the executive councils of British North Americas colonial governments, and was retained by the Canadian provincial governments for at least a century after Canadian Confederation was proclaimed in 1867. ... A Moose Dines on Lily Pads Algonquin Provincial Park is a Provincial Park in central Ontario, Canada. ... The Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario is responsible for providing a fair and accessible justice system which reflects the needs of the diverse communities it serves across government and the province. ... 1896 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Ontario general election, 1898 was the ninth general election held in the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... The Patrons of Industry was a Canadian farmers organization formed in 1890 that cooperated with the urban labour movement to address the political frustrations of both groups with big business. ...
Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Preceded by: Sir Oliver Mowat 1872-1896 Sir Oliver Mowat (July 22, 1820 â 19 April 1903) was a Canadian politician, and premier of Ontario from 1872 to 1896. ...
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Preceded by: Sir Oliver Mowat Sir Oliver Mowat (July 22, 1820 â 19 April 1903) was a Canadian politician, and premier of Ontario from 1872 to 1896. ...
Succeeded by: George William Ross The Ontario Liberal Party is a centrist provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... George William Ross Senator Sir George William Ross (September 18, 1841 â March 7, 1914) was an educator and politician in Ontario, Canada. ...
Preceded by:Edmund Burke Wood 1867-1871 - Conservative Edmund Burke Wood (aka Big Thunder) was a MPP for Brant South and served as the first provincial treasurer of Ontario from 1867 to 1871 under Premier John Sandfield Macdonald. ...
MPP for Brant South 1871-1899
Succeeded by:Thomas Hiram Preston 1899-1908 - Liberal
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Hardy became a solicitor in 1861 and was called to the bar in 1865.
Rather, Hardy should be considered in light of his contribution to the longevity of MowatLiberalism, specifically his role in assembling a political machine and in administering a fiscal policy that exploited northern resources to cover expenditures throughout the province.
Hardys official publications for the OntarioAttorney Generals Dept. include In the matter of the correspondence of Michigan lumbermen respecting timber licenses and their manufacturing conditions imposed by regulations and the act 61 Vict., cap.
His work laying rails for the Prince Arthurs Landing and Kaministiquia Railway in 1877 led to more important contracts with the Pacific railway: on government-controlled Section A, then, in partnership with John Donald McLennan, on the stretch between Port Arthur and Current River, and finally on the remote Michipicoten section north of Lake Superior.
Although he was generally a forceful defender of Liberal policies and would hold his seat (renamed Port Arthur and Rainy River in 1902) for the Liberals until 1904, he was forced to side with his constituents against the Liberal governments mining legislation, which increased state control over the industry and its revenues.
He was easily elected to the House of Commons for Thunder Bay and Rainy River that year and again in 1908 on the strength of the transcontinental railway policy of Sir Wilfrid Lauriers government, which led to large federal expenditures in northwestern Ontario and on the Lakehead harbour.
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