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Sir John George Bourinot, Victorian Canadian [electronic resource] : his life, times, and legacy / Margaret A. Banks.

By: Banks, Margaret A, 1928-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal, Qu�ae. : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 367 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0773521917 (acid-free paper); 9780773521919 (acid-free paper); 9780773569263 (electronic bk.); 077356926X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bourinot, John George, Sir, 1837-1902 | Canada. Parliament -- Officials and employees -- Biography | Intellectuals -- Canada -- Biography | Political scientists -- Canada -- Biography | Canada -- Biography | Bourinot, John George, Sir, 1837-1902 | Canada. Parlement -- Fonctionnaires -- Biographies | Intellectuels -- Canada -- Biographies | �Ecrivains canadiens-anglais -- 19e si�ecle -- Biographies | Politologues -- Canada -- Biographies | Parliament Canada | Intellectuals -- Canada | Political scientists -- Canada | Electronic books | Canada | Authors, Canadian (English) -- 19th century -- Biography | Politieke activiteit | Bourinot, John George, (1887-1902; Sir) | Bourinot, John George | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical | HISTORY / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Sir John George Bourinot, Victorian Canadian.DDC classification: 971.05 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1 Family Background and Early Years 3 -- 2 Student and Journalist, Toronto, 1854-58 Io -- 3 A Period of Transition, I858-60 23 -- 4 Journalist and Parliamentary Reporter, Halifax, -- 1860-67 27 -- 5 Freelance Writer, Sydney, 1867-69 52 -- 6 Officer of the Canadian Senate, I869-73 62 -- 7 From Senate to Commons, 1873-80 76 -- 8 Clerk of the Commons: An Ambition Realized, -- 1880-1902 89 -- 9 Authority and Adviser on Constitutional Matters IIo -- 10 Author and Consultant on Procedure at Meetings 144 -- 11 Family Life, 1880-1902 163 -- 12 Historian and Litterateur 177 -- 13 The Royal Society of Canada -- Twenty Years of -- Service 199 -- 14 Last Illness and Death 222 -- 15 A Canadian Robert, the Erskine May of Canada, -- or Simply a Great Victorian Canadian? 225 -- Appendices -- 1 Continued Use and Updating of Bourinot's Books after -- His Death 239 -- 2 Memorials to Bourinot 252 -- 3 A Note on Sources 254 -- Notes 259 -- Index 355.
Review: "John Bourinot's advice on constitutional issues was sought by governors general and prime ministers but, because it was generally given behind the scenes, Canadian history books and biographies of late nineteenth-century statesmen give him little if any credit. In Sir John George Bourinot, Victorian Canadian Margaret Banks corrects this oversight and shows the importance of his work." "As clerk of the House of Commons, Bourinot advised the speaker and other members of the house on parliamentary procedure; he also wrote the standard Canadian work on the subject. A founding member of the Royal Society of Canada, he played a leading role during the Society's first twenty years. Ahead of his time in writing intellectual history, Bourinot was also an early supporter of higher education for women. He was a man of contrasts, an early Canadian nationalist as well as an imperialist. In spite of the constitutional changes of 1982, there is still much in Bourinot's writing that is relevant today."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine generated contents note: 1 Family Background and Early Years 3 -- 2 Student and Journalist, Toronto, 1854-58 Io -- 3 A Period of Transition, I858-60 23 -- 4 Journalist and Parliamentary Reporter, Halifax, -- 1860-67 27 -- 5 Freelance Writer, Sydney, 1867-69 52 -- 6 Officer of the Canadian Senate, I869-73 62 -- 7 From Senate to Commons, 1873-80 76 -- 8 Clerk of the Commons: An Ambition Realized, -- 1880-1902 89 -- 9 Authority and Adviser on Constitutional Matters IIo -- 10 Author and Consultant on Procedure at Meetings 144 -- 11 Family Life, 1880-1902 163 -- 12 Historian and Litterateur 177 -- 13 The Royal Society of Canada -- Twenty Years of -- Service 199 -- 14 Last Illness and Death 222 -- 15 A Canadian Robert, the Erskine May of Canada, -- or Simply a Great Victorian Canadian? 225 -- Appendices -- 1 Continued Use and Updating of Bourinot's Books after -- His Death 239 -- 2 Memorials to Bourinot 252 -- 3 A Note on Sources 254 -- Notes 259 -- Index 355.

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"John Bourinot's advice on constitutional issues was sought by governors general and prime ministers but, because it was generally given behind the scenes, Canadian history books and biographies of late nineteenth-century statesmen give him little if any credit. In Sir John George Bourinot, Victorian Canadian Margaret Banks corrects this oversight and shows the importance of his work." "As clerk of the House of Commons, Bourinot advised the speaker and other members of the house on parliamentary procedure; he also wrote the standard Canadian work on the subject. A founding member of the Royal Society of Canada, he played a leading role during the Society's first twenty years. Ahead of his time in writing intellectual history, Bourinot was also an early supporter of higher education for women. He was a man of contrasts, an early Canadian nationalist as well as an imperialist. In spite of the constitutional changes of 1982, there is still much in Bourinot's writing that is relevant today."--Jacket.

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