Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site
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Sir George-Étienne Cartier National Historic Site
Though Sir George-Étienne Cartier’s name may not be familiar to many outside of Canada, he played a pivotal role in uniting Upper and Lower Canada in 1867. A prominent figure in Québec politics before Confederation, his support of the alliance was crucial to assuring that French Canadians followed his lead and embraced it as well. Even if you are unaware of Cartier's life and work, a visit to the museum that is now located in his family's home provides a glimpse of life for the wealthier citizens of Montréal in the late 19th century.
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