Alexander Tilloch Galt

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Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt, GCMG CB PC (September 6, 1817 – September 19, 1893) was a politician and a father of the Canadian Confederation.

He began working in Canada with the British American Land Company in Lower Canada's Eastern Townships. He was angry about the political deadlock in the united legislature of Canada East (Québec) and Canada West (Ontario). He first supported annexation to the United States, but he later worked for a federal union of the British North American colonies. After Confederation, he moved from electoral politics into diplomacy. He continued to promote development in the Eastern Townships and later in southern Alberta.[1]

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  1. "Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt | The Canadian Encyclopedia". www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca. Retrieved 2021-09-11.