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Senator Cairine Wilson

February 15, 1930 saw the appointment of Canada’s first woman senator. When remarking on Cairine Wilson’s elevation to the Senate, the Ottawa Journal observed,  “As for the appointment itself, it is an excellent one. Mrs. Wilson is the very...

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Sir William Van Horne

On February 3, 1843, one of North America’s most accomplished men was born. Born and raised in Illinois, William Van Horne started working in the railway business at a young age. After an impressive railway career in the United States, he was lured north to...

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Van Horne

Did you know that one of Canada’s great builders was born on February 3, 1843? Discover more about Sir William Van Horne in a subsequent blog.

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