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By Bradford J. Bradford J.

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;From the optimism linked to provincial prestige in 1905, throughout the trials of melancholy and conflict, the growth occasions of the post-war interval, and the industrial vagaries of the Eighties and the Nineties, the 20 th century was once a time of development and difficulty, improvement and alter, for Alberta and its humans. and through the century, twelve males, from a number of political events and from very diversified backgrounds, led the govt of this province.

The names of some--like William Aberhart, Ernest Manning, and Peter Lougheed--are nonetheless loved ones names, whereas others--like Arthur Sifton, Herbert Greenfield and Richard Reid--have been all yet forgotten. but every one in his specified approach, for larger or for worse, helped to mildew and steer the future of the province he ruled. those are their

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Alexander Rutherford to Mattie Birkett, December 3, 1886. 9. Ibid, Alexander Rutherford to Mattie Birkett, November 26, 1886. 10. Babcock, Alexander Cameron Rutherford, 4–5. 11. R. ), Peoples of Alberta: Portraits of Cultural Diversity (Saskatoon: Western Prairie Producer Books, 1985), 123–42; John H. , 1984), chapter 3. 12. Babcock, Alexander Cameron Rutherford, 51. 13. C. Rutherford Collection, No. 1-95, file 3, “Election Address: To 16 Alexander Rutherford A l b e r TA P r e m I e r s of The 20 Th C e n T u ry the Electors of the Electoral District of Edmonton,” August 9, 1896; Lewis H.

1. R. Babcock, Alexander Cameron Rutherford: A Gentleman of Strathcona (The Friends of Rutherford House and the University of Calgary Press: Calgary, 1989), 25. 2. Patricia Roome, “Henrietta Muir Edwards: The Journey of a Canadian Feminist” (PhD dissertation, Simon Fraser University, 1996). 3. In 1904 Rutherford’s son Cecil would attend the Canadian Literary Institute, now Woodstock College. His daughter Hazel would attend the Moulton’s Lady’s College, a Baptist educational institution in Hamilton Ontario.

McClung and Mrs. ” Finally Sifton succumbed to the inevitable. In the Legislature he committed the government to bring in an equal suffrage measure at the next session. ”41 The new law, passed in 1916, made Alberta the third province, after Saskatchewan and Manitoba, to grant women the vote. The Sifton government also legislated in another area of importance to women and the Arthur Sifton 35 A l b e r TA P r e m I e r s of The 20 Th C e n T u ry UFA: that of dower rights. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, women had very few rights with respect to the disposal of properties by their spouses.

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