History 3813 - Ziedenberg - Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine
Statue of Baldwin and Lafontaine
Lafontaine died the night of February 25, 1864. Over 10,000 people attended his funeral, a testament to the magnitude of his contribution to his country. He had secured the prosperous preservation of the French Canadiens within the British colony. Furthermore, his efforts with Robert Baldwin had achieved the fundamental measure towards confederation: responsible government. In point of fact, they had determined a model for implementing responsible government emulated by numerous colonies within the British Empire.
Jacques Monet, "LA FONTAINE, Sir LOUIS-HIPPOLYTE," Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online, http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?Biold=38663.
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