Media Advisory - Arthur Sturgis Hardy honoured through Premiers' Gravesites Program

    BRANTFORD, ON, June 22 /CNW/ -

    Date:              Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
    Location:          Brant Museum and Archives
                       57 Charlotte Street, Brantford
    Directions:        From Highway 403 west to Brantford, take Exit 38 for
                       the Wayne Gretzky Parkway. Take the Wayne Gretzky
                       Parkway south and turn right at Colborne Street.
                       Continue on Dalhousie Street. Turn right at Charlotte
                       Street. The museum is on the right.
    Photo opportunity: Unveiling of commemorative marker
    Contact:           Liane Nowosielski
                       Assistant Marketing and Communications Coordinator
                       Telephone: 416-325-5032

    Join the Ontario Heritage Trust for the unveiling of a marker
commemorating the gravesite of The Honourable Arthur Sturgis Hardy, premier of
Ontario from 1896 to 1899.
    Born in Mount Pleasant in 1837, Hardy studied law in Brantford, and began
his own practice in 1865. He quickly gained a reputation as a brilliant and
skilled lawyer. First elected to the provincial legislature in 1873, Hardy
became Commissioner of Crown Lands in 1889. In this position, he drafted
legislation that established Algonquin Provincial Park. Hardy became the
fourth premier of Ontario from 1896 to 1899, during which the province's
statutes were extensively consolidated. He died in Toronto in 1901.

    The Premiers' Gravesites Program honours Ontario's former premiers and
their service to Ontario by marking their gravesites. This program is
administered by the Ontario Heritage Trust with funding support from the
Government of Ontario.

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For further information:

For further information: Liane Nowosielski, Assistant Marketing and
Communications Coordinator, Telephone: (416) 325-5032, E-mail:

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