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The Honourable Robert Baldwin

ca. 1840

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kathrynziedenbergPublished by kathrynziedenberg on 30/11/2009 08:50:13
The election of 1841 brought Lafontaine defeat in his riding. Robert Baldwin, a reform party leader in Canada West, had won seats in two ridings and thus offered the York seat to Lafontaine's candidacy, which he won with ease. From this point forward, the two men were steadfast friends and political allies. Baldwin would prove to be Lafontaine's greatest confidant and counsel. Along with Hincks, Baldwin was recommended into Lafontaine's 1848 administration and a consult in matters of "legal reform and land utilization in Canada West."

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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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