Historic Sites of Manitoba: John Norquay Plaque (Assiniboine Avenue, Winnipeg)

Born at St. Andrew’s in the Red River Settlement, John Norquay was elected to the first provincial assembly in 1870. He held several cabinet portfolios from 1871 to 1878 when he became Premier. His government, based on communal representation and joint participation of the French and English, achieved the extension of the Manitoba boundary and better fiscal terms from Ottawa, and undertook to build railways in defiance of the Canadian Pacific charter and federal disallowance. Norquay resigned the premiership in 1887, continuing to sit as a private member until his death in Winnipeg. This plaque stands on the south grounds of the Manitoba Legislative Building. This plaque was erected by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

John Norquay commemorative plaque

John Norquay commemorative plaque (August 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88285, W97.14583
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Memorable Manitobans: John Norquay (1841-1889)


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2019

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