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Encyclopedia > William Hearst (politician)

Sir William Hearst (February 15, 1864September 29, 1941) was the Conservative premier of the Canadian province of Ontario from 1914 to 1919. A statue of an armoured knight of the Middle Ages For the chess piece, see knight (chess). ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Dalton McGuinty The Premier of Ontario is the first minister for the Canadian province of Ontario. ... 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 km² (4th) Land 917,741 km² Water 158,654 km² (14. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

His government passed legislation to permit women to vote in provincial elections, and held a plebiscite on prohibition. The plebiscite was held the same day as the 1919 general election. While prohibition was approved by the voters, the Hearst government was unexpectedly defeated by the United Farmers of Ontario party in their first election. A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... Prohibition agents destroying barrels of alcohol. ... Beginning with the 2003 election, Ontario elections are held every 4 years in October. ... The United Farmers of Ontario (UFO) were the Ontario section of the nation-wide United Farmers movement that arose in Canada in the early part of the 20th century. ...

Sir William Howard Hearst was born in the township of Arran, Bruce County, Ontario. He studied law at Osgood Hall, Ontario and became a lawyer in 1888. Hearst practiced law Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario where he became prominent in municipal affairs. He was an unsuccessful candidate in Algoma East in 1894. In 1902 organized support in Northern Ontario for James P. Whitney. Bruce County is a county in western Canada, and includes the Bruce Peninsula. ... Sault Ste. ... Algoma District is a district and census division in Northeastern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... Sir James Pliny Whitney (October 2, 1843-September 25, 1914) was a politician in the Canadian province of Ontario. ...

In 1908 Hearst was elected member for the riding of Sault Ste. Marie. In 1911 he became Minister of Forests and Mines. On the death of James P. Whitney in 1914, Hearst was sworn as Premier on October 2, 1914.

Under his administration a comprehensive measure to provide compensation to workers for injuries as put into operation. He took steps to deal with housing problems and provide loans to settlers. Municipal acts were passed. School fairs and teaching of agriculture were inaugurated. Measures were taken to increase war production. Reforestation an fire prevention services were established. Under his administration the Orpington Hospital in England was built as a gift of the people of Ontario. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ...

Was a member of the International Joint Commission formed to settle international boundary waters disputes between the United States and Canada. The International Joint Commission is an independent binational organization established by the United States and Canada under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. ...

He resumed his law practice in Toronto after his term as premier.


  • Middletown, Jesse Edgar, The Municipality of Toronto - A History, Dominion Publishing, 1923, Volume 3, page 67
  • Oliver, Peter. "Sir William Hearst and the collapse of the Ontario Conservative Party", in his Private & Public Persons. Toronto : Clarke Irwin, 1975, pp. 16-43. ISBN 0772010308.

Preceded by:
Sir James P. Whitney
Premier of Ontario
Succeeded by:
Ernest C. Drury
Leader of the Conservative Party of Ontario
Succeeded by:
George Howard Ferguson

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Macdonald | Blake | Mowat | Hardy | Ross | Whitney | Hearst | Drury | Ferguson | Henry | Hepburn | Conant | Nixon | Drew | Kennedy | Frost | Robarts | Davis | Miller | Peterson | Rae | Harris | Eves | McGuinty

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