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Sir William H. Hearst

William H. Hearst

To commemorate the legacy of Sir William H. Hearst, the Sault Ste. Marie City Council officially designated the August Civic Holiday in Sault Ste. Marie as 'Sir William H. Hearst Day', in recognition of the former Ontario Premier and Sault resident.

Sir William H. Hearst was Ontario's Premier during World War I and a staunch ally of Canada's war effort. His remarkable achievements included granting women the right to vote municipally and provincially in 1917.

Sault Ste. Marie joins many Ontario neighbours in naming our Civic Holiday after a notable historical figure, including: Simcoe Day in Toronto, Colonel By Day in Ottawa, Joseph Brandt Day in Burlington, John Galt Day in Guelph and Alexander Mackenzie Day in Sarnia.

Sir William H. Hearst is perhaps Sault Ste. Marie's highest achieving political figure and his accomplishments are publicly recognized through this designation.
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