Blake, Edward

Blake, Edward
born Oct. 13, 1833, Adelaide, Upper Canada
died March 1, 1912, Toronto, Ont., Can.

Canadian politician.

Blake was called to the bar in 1856 and created a queen's counsel in 1864. In 1867 he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons. He served as premier of Ontario (1871–72) and minister of justice (1875–77) in Alexander Mackenzie's cabinet, helping draft the constitution. He was leader of the Liberal Party (1880–87). In 1890 he withdrew from Canadian politics and moved to Ireland, where he served in the British House of Commons (1892–1907).

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▪ Canadian statesman
born Oct. 13, 1833, Adelaide township, Upper Canada [now Ontario]
died March 1, 1912, Toronto, Ont., Can.
 lawyer and statesman, premier of Ontario (1871–72), and leader of the Canadian Liberal Party (1880–87) who was a recognized authority on the Canadian constitution.

      Blake was called to the bar in 1856 and created a queen's counsel in 1864. In 1867 he was elected to both the Ontario Legislative Assembly and the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal. After the abolition of dual representation caused him to resign as prime minister of Ontario, he became minister of justice in Alexander Mackenzie's cabinet (1875–77), where he helped draft the constitution of the Supreme Court of Canada and determine the powers of the governor-general. In 1880 he succeeded Mackenzie to lead for seven years what was then the opposition Liberal Party (Liberal Party of Canada), resigning after two defeats in general elections.

      Blake left the party and Canadian politics altogether in 1890, after a disagreement with his party over trade policy. He then entered Irish politics, sitting as an Irish Nationalist member for South Longford in the British House of Commons (1892–1907). He helped draft the 1893 Home Rule Bill and advised on the financial relationship between Britain and Ireland. He also helped raise funds in Canada and the United States for the Irish Parliamentary Party.

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