By Bradford J. Bradford J.
;From the optimism linked to provincial prestige in 1905, throughout the trials of melancholy and battle, the growth instances of the post-war interval, and the commercial vagaries of the Nineteen Eighties and the Nineties, the 20 th century used to be a time of progress and worry, improvement and alter, for Alberta and its humans. and through the century, twelve males, from numerous political events and from very varied backgrounds, led the govt of this province.
The names of some--like William Aberhart, Ernest Manning, and Peter Lougheed--are nonetheless family names, whereas others--like Arthur Sifton, Herbert Greenfield and Richard Reid--have been all yet forgotten. but every one in his certain manner, for higher or for worse, helped to mold and steer the future of the province he ruled. those are their stories.-Amazon.ca
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While Sifton would not agree to a publicly owned and operated grain elevator system like that in Manitoba, the government consented to assist in financing through bond guarantees a cooperative system (the Alberta Farmers’ Co-operative Elevator Company) similar to that in Saskatchewan. 28 With these and other measures, the Sifton government in effect responded wholly or in part to practically every resolution from the 1913 UFA convention related to provincial powers. No other body outside the Legislature wielded such influence.
Back row (left to right): R. Paddy Nolan, Police Chief Thomas English, Constable J. Fraser, Tom Lippincott, City Clerk James D. Geddes. 2 These were exciting years for a young man in Manitoba. An economic boom resulted from the construction of the CPR, which was opening new areas and creating new towns, including Brandon. John Sifton relocated to Brandon in 1881, hoping to profit from the soaring real-estate market. Arthur decided to abandon his law books and join his father. Ostensibly he was there to operate a Brandon branch of Monkman’s law firm, although he had not yet qualified for independent practice.
The farmers were beginning to organize effectively to make their demands bear upon government. 26 The growth of the farmers’ influence may be seen in discussion about the establishment of an agricultural college. Before Sifton became Premier in 1910, a decision apparently was made and agreed to by the Liberals that the college would be located at the university in Strathcona, with farmers represented on the college board, and agricultural schools located at various points in the province. ” However, he instead set aside $125,000 to purchase at least five, and possibly as many as eight, demonstration farm sites.