Loquacious Liberal, Moneybags Politician. ('as We Were' Clippings from Canada Past)
Edward Blake (1833-1912), was a lawyer, politician, premier of Ontario, and the only federal Liberal leader who never became prime minister. Blake entered political life in Canada, shortly after Confederation, in 1867. He ran for the local Legislature of Ontario, as well as the Dominion House of Commons, and won both seats, despite the media's skepticism.
A profile of Blake in The Canadian Magazine, September, 1912, depicts him as a loquacious Liberal whose speeches sometimes lasted six hours and a moneybags politician who campaigned from his yacht. Following is an excerpt from The Canadian profile, which quotes The Leader newspaper, Toronto.
"Mr. Blake," said The …
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Publication information: Article title: Loquacious Liberal, Moneybags Politician. ('as We Were' Clippings from Canada Past). Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Canadian Speeches. Volume: 17. Issue: 1 Publication date: March-April 2003. Page number: 70. © 1998 Canadian Speeches. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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