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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Clifford Sifton Plaque (Ninth Street, Brandon)

This plaque in front of the Brandon City Hall, erected in 1955 by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, commemorates politican Clifford Sifton. Born near London, Upper Canada (now Ontario), Sifton as lawyer, politician, businessman and principal owner of the influential Manitoba Free Press, had great impact on Canadian development. As a member of the Manitoba Cabinet, he was instrumental in the compromise of the controversial school issue. As Laurier’s Minister of the Interior (1896 to 1905) he was chiefly responsible for the plan to populate the Prairies with farmers. Leaving the cabinet in 1905, he made his home, thereafter, in Toronto. He remained in the Commons until 1911 but even out of office his political influence continued until his death.

Sifton commemorative plaque

Sifton commemorative plaque (December 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Sifton commemorative plaque

Sifton commemorative plaque (July 2023)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.84297, W99.95028
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Clifford Sifton (1861-1929)

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


We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 July 2023

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