Born: Borough of Woolwich, England
Died: January 30, 1942
Place of Birth: November 25, 1857
Frederick Haultain helped open up the Canadian Northwest and was instrumental in the formation of two provinces: Alberta and Saskatchewan.
When he was three years old, his family emigrated to Canada living in Peterborough, Ontario.
Haultain attained a law degree from the University of Toronto and started a law practise in Ontario in 1882.
Two years later, he entered the law bar of the Northwest Territories and settled in Fort McLeod.
Fred Haultain developed a reputation for fairness is his work and was much admired.
He and others felt that their spending funds in the area were too controlled from Ottawa.
Until 1905, Haultain became the leading spokesperson for the Northwest Territories until 1905.
Starting in 1900, Houltain campaigned for the area to have for provincial rights.
He was the last and only official premier of the Northwest Territories.
In 1905, the federal Liberal government divided the Northwest area into two provinces, Alberta and Saskatchewan, roughly
equal in area and population.
Prime Minister Borden appointed Frederick Houltain as Chief Justice for Saskatchewan; a position he held 25 years.
He was knighted in 1916 and appointed Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan in 1917.
He served as Chief Justice of Saskatchewan from 1912 to 1938.
Frederick Haultain was admired by many as a hero in politics and justice.
For detailed research and more information, check out the following:
Legislative Assembly of Alberta
David Kilgour: Frederick Haultain
National Library of Canada
Alberta Online Encyclopedia
The Canadian Encyclopedia
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