Peter Sinclair Politician
Peter Sinclair (November 13, 1819 – October 9, 1906) was a Scottish-born farmer and politician in Prince Edward Island. He represented Queen's County in the Canadian House of Commons from 1873 to 1878 as a Liberal member. He was born in Glendaruel, Argyleshire, the son of Peter Sinclair, and came to Queens County, Prince Edward Island in 1840 with his mother. He was an unsuccessful candidate for a seat in the provincial assembly in 1858. Sinclair represented 1st Queens in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1867 to 1873 and from 1882 to 1900 as a Liberal. He served in the Executive Council for the province as government leader from 1872 to 1873 and as minister without portfolio from 1891 to 1898. He was unsuccessful in a bid for reelection to the federal parliament in 1878. Sinclair married Margaret MacMurdo in 1879. He died in Summerfield in 1906. His sons Peter and John Ewen also later served in the Canadian House of Commons.
|Date of birth|
|November 13th, 1819|
|Date of death|
|October 9th, 1906 at age of 86|
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The Liberal Party of Canada, colloquially known as the Grits, is the oldest federal political party in Canada. The party espouses the principles of liberalism, and generally sits at the centre of the Canadian political spectrum. Historically the Liberal Party has been positioned to the left of the Conservative Party of Canada and to the right of the New Democratic Party. The party dominated federal politics for much of Canada's history, holding power for almost 69 years in the 20th century—more than any other party in a developed country—which resulted in its being sometimes referred to as Canada's "natural governing party". Among the party's signature policies and legislative accomplishments include universal health care, the Canada Pension Plan, Canada Student Loans, peacekeeping, multilateralism, official bilingualism, official multiculturalism, patriating the Canadian constitution and the entrenchment of Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Clarity Act, restoring balanced budgets in the 1990s, and making same-sex marriage legal nationwide.