Arthur Lewis Watkins Sifton, PC (UK), PC (Can), KC (October 26, 1858 – January 21, 1921), was a Canadian politician who served as the second Premier of Alberta from 1910 until 1917. He became a minister in the Government of Canada thereafter. Born in Ontario, he grew up there and in Winnipeg, where he became a lawyer. He subsequently practised law with his brother Clifford Sifton in Brandon, Manitoba, where he was also active in municipal politics. He moved west to Prince Albert in 1885 and to Calgary in 1889. There he was elected to the 4th and 5th North-West Legislative Assemblies; he later served as a minister in the government of Premier Frederick W. A. G. Haultain. In 1903, the federal government, at the instigation of his brother who was now one of its ministers, made Arthur Sifton t

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  • Arthur Lewis Watkins Sifton, PC (UK), PC (Can), KC (October 26, 1858 – January 21, 1921), was a Canadian politician who served as the second Premier of Alberta from 1910 until 1917. He became a minister in the Government of Canada thereafter. Born in Ontario, he grew up there and in Winnipeg, where he became a lawyer. He subsequently practised law with his brother Clifford Sifton in Brandon, Manitoba, where he was also active in municipal politics. He moved west to Prince Albert in 1885 and to Calgary in 1889. There he was elected to the 4th and 5th North-West Legislative Assemblies; he later served as a minister in the government of Premier Frederick W. A. G. Haultain. In 1903, the federal government, at the instigation of his brother who was now one of its ministers, made Arthur Sifton the Chief Justice of the Northwest Territories. When Alberta was created out of a portion of the Northwest Territories in 1905, Sifton became its first chief justice. In 1910, the government of Alberta Premier Alexander Cameron Rutherford was embroiled in the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway scandal. The Liberal Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta, George Bulyea, determined that for the sake of the Liberal Party of Alberta, Rutherford had to be pushed aside in favour of a new Premier. When other prominent Liberals declined it, the position was offered to Sifton. As Premier, he smoothed over the divisions in the party that had caused and been exacerbated by the railway scandal. He made attempts to break with the Rutherford railway policy; when these were rebuffed by the courts, he adopted a course similar to Rutherford's. He unsuccessfully pursued the transfer of rights over Alberta's natural resources from the federal government, which had retained them by the terms of Alberta's provincehood. While Sifton was Premier, the United Farmers of Alberta rose as a political force. Sifton tried to accommodate many of their demands: his government constructed agricultural colleges, incorporated a farmer-run grain elevator cooperative, and implemented a municipal system of hail insurance. Outside of agriculture, the UFA was instrumental in the Sifton government's implementation of some direct democracy measures (which resulted in prohibition) and the extension of the vote to women. During the conscription crisis of 1917, Sifton supported the Conservative Prime Minister, Robert Borden, in his attempt to impose conscription to help win the First World War. He backed the creation of a Union government composed of Conservatives and pro-conscription Liberals. In 1917 he left provincial politics and became a minister in this government. Over the next three and a half years he served briefly in four different ministries and was a delegate to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. He died in Ottawa in January 1921 after a brief illness. (en)
  • Arthur Lewis Sifton (né le 26 octobre 1858 au Comté de Middlesex (en) en Ontario et décédé le 21 janvier 1921 à Ottawa dans la même province à l'âge de 62 ans) était un homme politique canadien qui a été premier ministre de l'Alberta de 1910 à 1917. * Portail de la politique canadienne Portail de la politique canadienne * Portail de l’Alberta Portail de l’Alberta (fr)
  • Arthur Lewis Watkins Sifton, PC, KC (* 26. Oktober 1858 in St Johns (heute Teil von London (Ontario)); † 21. Januar 1921 in Ottawa) war ein kanadischer Politiker und Richter. Vom 26. Mai 1910 bis zum 30. Oktober 1917 war er Premierminister der Provinz Alberta und Vorsitzender der Alberta Liberal Party. Anschließend stand er verschiedenen Ministerien auf Bundesebene vor. Von Dezember 1919 bis zu seinem Tod war er Außenminister Kanadas. (de)
  • Arthur Lewis Watkins Sifton (St. John's, Canada West (Ontario), 26 oktober 1858 - Ottawa, 21 januari 1921) was een Canadees politicus en de tweede premier van Alberta. Sifton was tevens de eerste opperrechter van het hooggerechtshof van Alberta. Sifton, advocaat van beroep, vestigde zich in 1889 in Calgary in het tegenwoordige Alberta waar hij werd verkozen in de wetgevende vergadering, de Assembly. Vanaf 1903 was hij opperrechter van de Northwest Territories en vier jaar later, opperrechter van de provincie Alberta. Na het aftreden van premier Alexander Cameron Rutherford in verband met een conflict over spoorweg financieringen werd de Liberaal Sifton op 26 mei 1910 benoemd tot de tweede premier van de provincie. Sifton continueerde de uitbreiding van het spoorwegnet in zijn provincie en hij bewerkstelligde de transfer van het beheer over de natuurlijke hulpbronnen van de Federale naar de provinciale overheid. Ook kregen tijdens zijn regering vrouwen het kiesrecht in Alberta. Op 30 oktober 1917 trad Sifton af als premier om toe te treden tot het Federale kabinet van minister-president Robert Borden. Later zou hij als lid van de Canadese delegatie deelnemen aan de vredesconferentie in Parijs in 1919. Op 21 januari 1921 kwam Sifton te overlijden in Ottawa. Hij werd begraven in Vanier in de provincie Ontario. (nl)
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  • Alberta Minister of Railways and Telephones
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  • Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Vermilion
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  • Arthur Lewis Sifton (né le 26 octobre 1858 au Comté de Middlesex (en) en Ontario et décédé le 21 janvier 1921 à Ottawa dans la même province à l'âge de 62 ans) était un homme politique canadien qui a été premier ministre de l'Alberta de 1910 à 1917. * Portail de la politique canadienne Portail de la politique canadienne * Portail de l’Alberta Portail de l’Alberta (fr)
  • Arthur Lewis Watkins Sifton, PC, KC (* 26. Oktober 1858 in St Johns (heute Teil von London (Ontario)); † 21. Januar 1921 in Ottawa) war ein kanadischer Politiker und Richter. Vom 26. Mai 1910 bis zum 30. Oktober 1917 war er Premierminister der Provinz Alberta und Vorsitzender der Alberta Liberal Party. Anschließend stand er verschiedenen Ministerien auf Bundesebene vor. Von Dezember 1919 bis zu seinem Tod war er Außenminister Kanadas. (de)
  • Arthur Lewis Watkins Sifton, PC (UK), PC (Can), KC (October 26, 1858 – January 21, 1921), was a Canadian politician who served as the second Premier of Alberta from 1910 until 1917. He became a minister in the Government of Canada thereafter. Born in Ontario, he grew up there and in Winnipeg, where he became a lawyer. He subsequently practised law with his brother Clifford Sifton in Brandon, Manitoba, where he was also active in municipal politics. He moved west to Prince Albert in 1885 and to Calgary in 1889. There he was elected to the 4th and 5th North-West Legislative Assemblies; he later served as a minister in the government of Premier Frederick W. A. G. Haultain. In 1903, the federal government, at the instigation of his brother who was now one of its ministers, made Arthur Sifton t (en)
  • Arthur Lewis Watkins Sifton (St. John's, Canada West (Ontario), 26 oktober 1858 - Ottawa, 21 januari 1921) was een Canadees politicus en de tweede premier van Alberta. Sifton was tevens de eerste opperrechter van het hooggerechtshof van Alberta. Sifton continueerde de uitbreiding van het spoorwegnet in zijn provincie en hij bewerkstelligde de transfer van het beheer over de natuurlijke hulpbronnen van de Federale naar de provinciale overheid. Ook kregen tijdens zijn regering vrouwen het kiesrecht in Alberta. (nl)
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