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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Meighen Monument (Brandon Avenue, Portage la Prairie)

Prime Minister of Canada, 1920-1921, and again from June to September 1926, Arthur Meighen was born in Ontario. As a young man he moved west to practice law. First elected to the House of Commons in 1908 to represent Portage la Prairie, he became a skilled parliamentarian and later gained an unchallenged reputation as the ablest debater of his generation in Canadian politics. He led the Liberal Conservative Party, 1920-1926, and in 1941 briefly resumed the leadership. He died in Toronto. His plaque was erected by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

Arthur Meighen commemorative plaque

Arthur Meighen commemorative plaque (November 2010)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.96256, W98.28953
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Meighen (1874-1960)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Meighen House (131 Dufferin Avenue East, Portage la Prairie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 February 2021

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