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Sir John Stephen Willison 1856-1927 - Goderich, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 43° 44.578 W 081° 42.681
17T E 442722 N 4843571
Quick Description: I was attending a meeting of Huron County Council and lo and behold I found this Historic Sites plaque in one of the hallways next to the Council Chambers. Building is only open during weekdays from probably 8:30 to 4:30.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 2/26/2019 6:14:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM104TJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BCandMsKitty
Views: 0

Long Description:
The plaque reads:

Born at Hills Green, Willison, as editor of the Toronto Globe (1890-1902), made it the most influential organ of Liberalism in Canada. Disenchanted with the policies of the Laurier ministry, he resigned from the Globe in 1902 and took over the independent Toronto News. His support of the Conservatives in the election of 1911 lost him his Liberal readers and the News ceased publication in 1917, Willison becoming Canadian correspondent for the London Times. Among his several books, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the Liberal Party (1903; rev. ed. 1926) is generally considered to be the most significant. He died in Toronto.



Hills Green is a rural crossroads located south of Goderich in Huron County.
Classification: National Historic Person

Province or Territory: Ontario

Location - City name/Town name: Goderich

Link to Parks Canada entry (must be on www.pc.gc.ca): [Web Link]

Link to HistoricPlaces.ca: Not listed

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