History 3813 - Ziedenberg - Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine



Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine was a brilliant Canadien politician who significantly contributed to the shaping of the nation. Lafontaine's ability to see the larger picture enabled him to pursue his nationalistic interests in a broader context and collaborate with those who held complementary objectives; in particular the perpetuation and advancement of the Canadiens through co-operation with Upper Canadians. Lafontaine was relentless yet tactful in his pursuit of responsible government. He was an ever-dignified and respected figure that will forever be remembered for his fundamental contribution to Canadian unification and democracy.

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