Thomas Gordon William Ashbourne Politician

Thomas Gordon William Ashbourne (December 4, 1894 – March 8, 1984) was a Canadian politician who was part of the Newfoundland National Convention which discussed the terms of union between Newfoundland and Canada. Born in Twillingate, Newfoundland, he was classmates with Lester Pearson while attending Victoria College, University of Toronto. After graduating in 1917, he joined the Canadian Army but was later not allowed to fight due to an irregular heartbeat. He fought instead with the British Army in Flanders from 1917 to 1918. In 1923, he was elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly for Twillingate and was re-elected 1924. In 1947, he was elected to the Newfoundland National Convention for Twillingate. He also visited Parliament Hill with the Ottawa Delegation to negotiate the Terms of Union for Confederation with Canada. The delegation's members (With their districts) were: After Confederation, Ashbourne was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Grand Falls—White Bay in 1949. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1953 and 1957.

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Date of birth
December 4th, 1894
Date of death
March 8th, 1984 at age of 89


1. University of Toronto Colleges/University

The University of Toronto (U of T, UToronto, or Toronto) is a public research university in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated on the grounds that surround Queen's Park. It was founded by royal charter in 1827 as King's College, the first institution of higher learning in Upper Canada. Originally controlled by the Church of England, the university assumed the present name in 1850 upon becoming a secular institution. As a collegiate university, it comprises twelve colleges that differ in character and history, each retaining substantial autonomy on financial and institutional affairs.

Type Public university
2013. 1.66 bil. $
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March 15th, 1827
27 King's College Circle, M5S 1A1 - Toronto, Ontario
2013. 67,339
2010. 33,318
2013. 15,817
2010. 12,732
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2013. 10.3 K $
2012. 5.7 K $
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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.

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