Montreal, Sir George-Étienne Cartier, QC
In Montreal, at the foot of Mount Royal, the column of the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Monument is a familiar sight. It was erected in 1919, mainly to recognize his role in the creation of Canada on July 1, 1867. He agreed to work with his former opponent John A. Macdonald, with the idea of regrouping the English provinces of northern America before the United States would absorb them, in order to preserve the influence of French Canadians. Since then, the first of July has been Canada Day.
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