The Famous Movers and
Shakers of Canadian History
Social Studies 10 Review
MUNDY - 2009
Rebellions of 1837
Louis Joseph Papineau
Leader of Lower Canada’s Rebellion
Leader of Parti Rouge (United Canada)
William Lyon Mackenzie
Leader of Upper Canada’s Rebellion
Editor of Colonial Advocate
Member of Legislative Assembly (Upper Canada)
Rebellions of 1837
Lord Durham
Governor of the Canadas – 1838
Created Durham’s Report on Rebellions
Responsible Government
Lord Elgin
Governor of the Canadas – 1847
Created responsible government
in United Canada
Rebellion Losses Bill – refused to veto
Road to Confederation
John A. Macdonald
Creator of “Great Coalition”
Leader of Tories
First Prime Minister of Canada
George Cartier
Leader of Parti Bleu
Member of “Great
George Brown
Leader of Clear Grits
Editor of Globe (newspaper)
Member of “Great Coalition”
Hudson’s Bay Company
George Simpson
Manager (Chief Factor) of Northwest – 1821
John McLoughlin
Chief Factor - Fort
Established forts along
Oregon Territory
Hudson’s Bay Company
Lord Selkirk
HBC Director
Creator of Selkirk’s Grant
Cuthbert Grant
“Warden of Plains” – HBC
Fought as Métis leader in
Battle at Seven Oaks
Robert Semple
Agent of Lord Selkirk
Died in Battle of Seven Oaks
Miles Macdonell
Agent of Lord Selkirk
Pemmican Proclamation
Hudson’s Bay Company
Colin Robertson
Agent of Lord Selkirk
Attempted to keep the peace in the Selkirk Grant
area in the wake of Macdonell and the Pemmican
Rebellion – Red River
Louis Riel
Métis Leader
Lawyer from Quebec
Drafted List of Rights
Headed Provisional Government
Dr. John Schulz
Not a doctor
Headed Canadian Party
Part of Orange Order
Editor of NorWester
Rebellion – Red River
Thomas Scott
Member of Schulz’s Canadian Party
Executed by Riel’s Provisional Government
British Columbia
James Douglas
Governor of both Colonies of Vancouver Island
& British Columbia
Frederick Seymour
Governor of BC (after it was joined)
Convinced (co-opted) BC to
join Confederation
Which is the true
Modern Canada
Wilfred Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
1896 – 1911
Manitoba Schools Question
Naval Issue
Alaskan Boundary Dispute
South African (Boer) War
“Last Best West” Campaign
Clifford Sifton
Minister of the Interior
Architect of “Last Best
West” Campaign
Modern Canada
Nellie McClung
Women’s suffrage movement leader
First woman elected in Alberta legislature
Fought in Person’s Case
Mary Ellen Smith
First woman elected in BC
Modern Canada
James Dunsmuir
Lieutenant Governor of BC 1906
Refused to sign anti-Asian immigration bill

The Famous Movers and Shakers of Canadian History