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John McMurrich
John McMurrich
John McMurrich
(February 3, 1804 – February 13, 1883) was a businessman and political figure in Canada West
Canada West
and later Ontario. He was born near Paisley, Scotland
Scotland
in 1804 and came to Upper Canada
Upper Canada
in 1833 to work in a York (Toronto) dry goods business affiliated with a Glasgow-based firm. He became a partner in 1837. McMurrich served on Toronto
Toronto
city council in 1860. He was elected to the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada in an 1862 by-election. He served on the Public School Board in Toronto
Toronto
for a number of years and was chairman from 1865 to 1867 and in 1870. In 1867, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Ontario
for York North as a Liberal; he was defeated in 1871
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Member Of Provincial Parliament (Ontario)
"Member of Provincial Parliament" and the initialism "MPP" were formally adopted by the Legislature on April 7, 1938. Before the adoption of this resolution, members had no fixed designation. Before Confederation members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada had been known by various titles including MPP, MLA and MHA and this confusion persisted after 1867 with members of the Ontario legislature using the titles Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) or Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) interchangeably.[1] In 1938, Frederick Fraser Hunter, the Member for St. Patrick, introduced a private member's bill to designate members as Members of Parliament (MPs) arguing that the titles of MPP or MLA were confusing, inaccurate, and undignified
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Ontario Liberal Party
The Ontario
Ontario
Liberal Party (French: Parti libéral de l'Ontario)[1] is a provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. It has formed the Government of Ontario
Ontario
since the provincial election of 2003. The party is ideologically aligned with the Liberal Party of Canada but the two parties are organizationally independent and have separate, though overlapping, memberships
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Legislative Assembly Of Ontario
Government (56)  Liberal (56)Opposition (28)  PC (28)Other parties (20)  NDP (18)  Trillium (1)  Independent (1)  Vacant (3)ElectionsLast electionJune 12, 2014Next electionJune 7, 2018 (scheduled)Meeting place Ontario
Ontario
Legislative Building, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaWebsitewww.ontla.on.caLegislative Assembly of OntarioThe
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Glasgow
Glasgow
Glasgow
(/ˈɡlɑːzɡoʊ, ˈɡlɑːs-, ˈɡlæz-, ˈɡlæs-/;[6][7] Scots: Glesga /ˈɡlezɡə/; Scottish Gaelic: Glaschu [ˈkl̪ˠas̪əxu]) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom. Historically part of Lanarkshire, the city now forms the Glasgow
Glasgow
City council area, one of the 32 council areas of Scotland; the local authority is Glasgow
Glasgow
City Council. Glasgow
Glasgow
is situated on the River Clyde
River Clyde
in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as "Glaswegians" or "Weegies". It is the fourth most visited city in the UK. Glasgow
Glasgow
grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde
River Clyde
to become the largest seaport in Britain
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Canada West
Coordinates: 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95CanadaFlagMotto: A Mari Usque Ad Mare  (Latin) (English: "From Sea to Sea")Anthem: "O Canada"Royal anthem: "God Save the Queen"[1]Capital Ottawa 45°24′N 75°40′W / 45.400°N 75.667°W / 45.400; -75.667Largest city TorontoOfficial languagesEnglish FrenchEthnic groupsList of ethnicities74.3% European 14.5% Asian 5.1% Indigenous 3.4% Caribbean and Latin American 2.9% African 0.2% Oceanian[2]ReligionList of religions67.2% Christianity 23.9% Non-religious 3.2% Islam 1.5% Hinduism 1.4% Sikhism 1.1% Buddhism 1.0% Judaism 0.6% Other -[3]Demonym CanadianGovernment Federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy[4]• MonarchElizabeth II• Governor GeneralJulie Payette• Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau• Chie
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Upper Canada
 Canada ∟ OntarioPart of a series on theHistory of OntarioTimelineFirst NationsPays d'en Haut 1500s–1763 Province of Quebec 1763–1791Upper Canada 1791–1841 Canada
Canada
West 1841–1867Ontario 1867–presentUpper
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Ontario
Ontario
Ontario
(/ɒnˈtɛərioʊ/ ( listen); French: [ɔ̃taʁjo]) is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada
Canada
and is located in east-central Canada.[7][8] It is Canada's most populous province[9] accounting for nearly 40 percent[10] of the country's population, and is the second-largest province in total area
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Toronto
Toronto
Toronto
(/təˈrɒntoʊ/ ( listen) tə-RON-toh, locally  [təˈɹɑnoʊ] (help·info)), officially the City of Toronto, is the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario. It is located within the Golden Horseshoe
Golden Horseshoe
in Southern Ontario
Ontario
on the northern shore of Lake Ontario. With 2,731,571 residents in 2016, it is the largest city in Canada
Canada
and fourth-largest city in North America by population
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Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
(/ˈskɒtlənd/; Scots: [ˈskɔtlənd]; Scottish Gaelic: Alba
Alba
[ˈal̪ˠapə] ( listen)) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.[16][17][18] It shares a border with England
England
to the south, and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea
North Sea
to the east and the North Channel and Irish Sea
Irish Sea
to the south-west. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands,[19] including the Northern Isles
Northern Isles
and the Hebrides. The Kingdom of Scotland
Kingdom of Scotland
emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages
Early Middle Ages
and continued to exist until 1707
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Paisley, Renfrewshire
Paisley (/ˈpeɪzli/; Scottish Gaelic: Pàislig [ˈpʰaːʃʎikʲ]) is the largest town in the historic county of Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire
in the west central Lowlands of Scotland
Scotland
and serves as the administrative centre for the Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire
council area. The town is situated on the northern edge of the Gleniffer Braes, straddling the banks of the White Cart Water, a tributary of the River Clyde. The town came to prominence with the establishment of Paisley Abbey
Paisley Abbey
in the 12th century, an important religious hub which formerly had control over the other churches in the local area. It is often cited as "Scotland's largest town", as it does not have city status. By the 19th century, Paisley had established itself as a centre of the weaving industry, giving its name to the Paisley shawl
Paisley shawl
and the Paisley Pattern
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Alfred Boultbee
Alfred Boultbee (March 5, 1828 – December 29, 1901) was an Ontario lawyer and political figure. He represented York North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1871 to 1874 and York East in the Canadian House of Commons as a Conservative member from 1878 to 1882. He was born in Hampshire, England in 1829 and came to Ancaster Township in Upper Canada with his family in 1836. He articled in law with William Notman and was called to the bar in 1855. He began practice in Newmarket, but later joined Thomas McCulloch Fairbairn in a practice in Peterborough. After the death of Fairbairn in 1874, he moved his practice to Toronto. In 1857, he married Caroline Augusta, the daughter of George Hamilton. He served as reeve for Newmarket for a number of years. With others, Boultbee established the North York Sentinel and served as its editor for several years
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Legislative Council Of The Province Of Canada
The Legislative Council of the Province of Canada
Province of Canada
was the upper house for the Province of Canada, which consisted of the former provinces of Lower Canada, then known as Canada East
Canada East
and later the province of Quebec, and Upper Canada, then known as Canada West
Canada West
and later the province of Ontario. It was created by The Union Act of 1840. The first session of parliament began in Kingston in Canada West
Canada West
in 1841. It succeeded the Legislative Council of Lower Canada and Legislative Council of Upper Canada. The 24 legislative councillors were originally appointed for life
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McMurrich/Monteith
McMurrich/Monteith
McMurrich/Monteith
is a municipality and census subdivision in the Almaguin Highlands
Almaguin Highlands
region of Parry Sound District, Ontario, Canada. The municipality was formed in 1998 through an amalgamation of the former Township of McMurrich and the eastern two-thirds of the unincorporated Township of Monteith. The remaining portion of Monteith became part of Seguin
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J. Playfair McMurrich
James Playfair McMurrich, FRSC (October 16, 1859 – February 9, 1939) was a Canadian zoologist and academic. Born in Toronto, the son of John McMurrich,[1] McMurrich received a M.A. from the University of Toronto
Toronto
in 1881 and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1885. From 1881 to 1884, he was a Professor of biology and horticulture at Ontario Agricultural College
Ontario Agricultural College
in the University of Guelph. From 1892 to 1894, he taught at the University of Cincinnati. He was a Professor of Anatomy in homoeopathic department of the University of Michigan. From 1907 to 1930, he was Professor of anatomy at the University of Toronto. From 1922 to 1923, he was the president of the Royal Society of Canada. In 1922, he was the president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1933, he was the president of the History of Science Society
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