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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dufferin Monument (Osborne Street, Winnipeg)

The Earl of Dufferin (1826-1902), Governor-General of Canada from 1872 to 1878, the first Vice-Regal Representative to visit Manitoba. In an address at Winnipeg’s City Hall in 1877, he referred to Manitoba as “the keystone of that mighty arch of sister provinces which spans Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific”. From this phrase has developed the term “Manitoba, the keystone province.” This statue is mounted on the west side of the Legislative Building, facing Osborne Street.

Dufferin Monument

Dufferin Monument (2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88429, W97.14729
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Lord Dufferin’s Speech in Winnipeg, 1877
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 11, Number 2, Winter 1966

Lord Dufferin by Ross Mitchell
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 11, Number 2, Winter 1966

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Legislative Building


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 October 2014

Historic Sites of Manitoba

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