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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Marc-Amable Girard Plaque (Memorial Park, Winnipeg)

Marc-Amable Girard arrived in Manitoba from Quebec in 1870. He practiced briefly as a Notary but soon entered politics. Elected by acclamation from St. Boniface, he served as Provincial Treasurer from 1871 to 1872 and helped draft the Constitution of Manitoba. From July to December 1874 he was the first Premier of Manitoba chosen according to the principle of ministerial responsibility. From 1879 to 1883 he was Provincial Secretary and Minister of Agriculture under Premier John Norquay. Appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1871, he later was Chairman of the Senate Committee that recommended the Canadian Pacific Railway pass through Winnipeg. Girard’s moderation and conciliatory approach attempted to realize the cultural duality of Manitoba in its early years. This plaque, located across from the Legislative Building on the north side of Broadway west of Memorial Boulevard, was erected by Historic Sites Advisory Board of Manitoba.

Marc-Amable Girard Plaque

Marc-Amable Girard Plaque (2009)
Source: City of Winnipeg

Site Location (lat/long): N49.88606, W97.14846
denoted by symbol on the map above


Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 January 2018

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