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"SIF" 2003 Obituary


SIFTON o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-04-17 published
Died This Day -- Sir Clifford SIFTON, 1929
Thursday, April 17, 2003 - Page R9
Lawyer, politician, businessman born near Arva, Canada West, on March 10, 1861; in 1875, moved to Manitoba; in 1888, elected Liberal Member of Legislative Assembly for Brandon North; gained prominence for brilliant defence of "national school system" in 1896, became federal minister of interior in Laurier government one of ablest politicians of his time; best known for aggressive, successful promotion of immigration to settle West; in 1911, broke with Liberal Party on reciprocity issue; knighted, 1915 brother of A.L. SIFTON, Alberta premier and federal cabinet minister.

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