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George Foster
George Foster

The Right Honourable Sir George Eulas Foster, KCB , PC (September 3, 1847December 30, 1931) was a Canadian politician and academic. Image File history File links George Eulas Foster Image online from the Library of Parliament [1] Original is in the collection of Library and Archives Canada, C 004078. ... Image File history File links George Eulas Foster Image online from the Library of Parliament [1] Original is in the collection of Library and Archives Canada, C 004078. ... The Right Honourable (abbreviated The Rt Hon. ... Military Badge of the Order of the Bath Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from the revision dated 2005-04-11, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... The Privy Council Office as it apeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada is the ceremonial council of advisors to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on the advice of the Prime Minister. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... 1931 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


A professor of classics at the University of New Brunswick, Foster entered politics with his election to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1882 federal election as a Conservative representing New Brunswick. He immediately joined the Cabinet of Sir John A. Macdonald as Minister of Marine and Fisheries, and was promoted to Minister of Finance in 1888. Foster retained this position after Macdonald's death and through the successive governments of Prime Ministers Abbott, Thompson, Bowell and Tupper. KFP 15:06, 14 July 2005 (UTC) Categories: Possible copyright violations ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... The Canadian federal election of 1882 was held on June 20, 1882. ... The name Conservative Party of Canada has been used twice in Canadian history. ... Motto: Spem reduxit (Hope was restored) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Fredericton Largest city Saint John Lieutenant Governor Herménégilde Chiasson Premier Bernard Lord (PC) Area 72 908 km² (8th) Land 71 450 km² Water 1 458 km² (2. ... The Cabinet of Canada plays an important role in the Canadian government in accordance with the Westminster System. ... The Right Honourable Sir John Alexander Macdonald, KCMG, GCB, QC, PC (January 11, 1815 – June 6, 1891) was the first Prime Minister of Canada from July 1, 1867 – November 5, 1873 and October 17, 1878 – June 6, 1891. ... The Minister of Finance is one of the most important positions in the Cabinet of Canada. ... 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... The Hon. ... The Right Honourable Sir John Sparrow David Thompson, KCB , PC (November 10, 1845 – December 12, 1894) was the fourth Prime Minister of Canada from December 5, 1892 to December 12, 1894 as well as Premier of Nova Scotia in 1882. ... The Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell, KCB , PC (December 27, 1824 – December 10, 1917) was the fifth Prime Minister of Canada from December 21, 1894 to April 27, 1896. ... The Right Honourable Sir Charles Tupper PC , GCMG , DCL , LL.D , MD (July 2, 1821 – October 30, 1915) was the sixth Prime Minister of Canada and, as of 2005, the one with the shortest term of office. ...


With the defeat of the Tories in the 1896 election, Foster retained his seat and joined the Opposition. He lost his seat in the 1900 election but returned to parliament in 1904, this time representing a Toronto area riding. He remained an Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) until his party returned to government in the 1911 federal election under Robert Borden. Foster returned to Cabinet as Minister of Trade and Commerce, and received a knighthood in 1914 for his work in the Royal Commission on Imperial Trade. He also served as a Canadian delegate to the 1919 Versailles Peace Conference. The Canadian federal election of 1896 was held on July 11, 1896. ... Parliamentary Opposition is a form of political opposition to a designated government, particularly in a Westminster-based parliamentary system. ... National results Notes: Before refers to the standings in the House of Commons at the last election, and not to the standings at dissolution. ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... }|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Official Flag]]|Coat Image=[[Image:{{{Coat Image}}}|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Coat of Arms]]}} {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Diversity Our Strength {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada... This page refers to a Riding as a unit in local government. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... The Canadian parliament after the 1911 election The Canadian federal election of 1911 was held to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Sir Robert Laird Borden (June 26, 1854–June 10, 1937) was the eighth Prime Minister of Canada from October 10, 1911 to July 10, 1920. ... A statue of an armoured knight of the Middle Ages For the chess piece, see knight (chess). ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Paris Peace Conference was an international conference, organized by the victors of the World War I for negotiating the peace treaties between the Allied and Associated Powers and their former enemies. ...


In 1920 and 1921, he was chairman of the Canadian delegation to the first assembly of the League of Nations. In 1921, he was elevated to the Canadian Senate. 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The League of Nations was an international organization founded after the First World War at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919. ... The Senate (French: Sénat) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, which also includes the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the House of Commons. ...


External links

  • Political biography from the Library of Parliament


Preceded by:
Sir Charles Tupper
Minister of Finance
29 May 188812 December 1894
Succeeded by:
Sir Mackenzie Bowell (acting)
Preceded by:
Sir Mackenzie Bowell (acting)
Minister of Finance
15 January 189627 April 1896
Succeeded by:
William Stevens Fielding


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