By Bradford J. Bradford J.
;From the optimism linked to provincial prestige in 1905, during the trials of melancholy and struggle, the growth instances 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 trouble, improvement and alter, for Alberta and its humans. and through the century, twelve males, from various political events and from very various 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 precise method, for higher or for worse, helped to mildew and steer the future of the province he ruled. those are their stories.-Amazon.ca
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C. Rutherford (hereafter Rutherford Papers), No. G. C. Rutherford, April 26, 1902. 16. H. C. Rutherford, April 7, 1902, December 15, 1903, April 13, 1905, August 20, 1905. 17. G. Thomas, The Liberal Party in Alberta: A History of Politics in the Province of Alberta, 1905–1921 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1959), chapter 1. 18. C. Rutherford, May 19, 1905. 19. Strathcona Plainsdealer, August 11, 1905. 20. Quoted in Babcock, Alexander Cameron Rutherford, 64. 21. Strathcona Plainsdealer, September 1, 1905.
He and Haultain went to Ottawa to seek better financial terms and eventual autonomy. 7 In September 1901 Clifford Sifton had offered the chief justiceship of the NWT to Arthur. However, the latter had thought it best not to accept, having just taken up his ministerial duties, while making it clear that in the long run he wanted the post. H. Maguire retired; it is quite possible that there had been some understanding that his tenure would be brief when he was appointed. At any rate, Arthur Sifton was sworn in as chief justice of the North-West Territories Supreme Court on January 13, a position he would occupy until September 1907, when he became chief justice of the Supreme Court of the new province of Alberta.
Early Years Arthur Lewis Watkins Sifton was born on October 26, 1858, in St. Johns (Arva), near London, Canada West. –1909). Though raised on a farm, and himself a farmer intermittently until the 1880s, John Sifton sought other ways to secure his fortune, including producing and refining oil at Oil Springs and Petrolia in Lambton County, Canada West, and eventually railway contracting. Arthur and his younger brother Clifford (b. 1861) were educated in various public schools and eventually at the private boys’ school in Dundas before attending high school in London.
Alberta Premiers of the Twentieth Century by Bradford J. Bradford J.