Politics in the Carleton District

Politics in the Carleton District

with Shaun Peppy

November 25, 2021 7:00pm (on-line)

Map of Carleton County

The electoral district of Carleton, encompassing the former Goulbourn Township, has played a fascinating and important part in the political history of Canada for over 200 years. Carleton has had its own seat in the elected legislatures of Canada since 1820, following the establishment of the first settlements in the area. While the boundaries of the riding and its name have changed over the years, Carleton has been host to many colourful candidates, several of whom have been key figures in Canadian history.

Join former Goulbourn Township Historical Society Vice-President, Shaun Peppy, for a presentation on the political history of Carleton riding on Thursday, November 25, at 7pm. This presentation will provide an overview of politics in Carleton, from the inception of Upper Canada until the 1960s, while revealing some of Carleton’s most interesting members of parliament, candidates, and elections. For anyone who attended the presentation Shaun gave on this topic in October 2019, this time, it will focus on some different candidates and provide some new information, especially about the political issues of the day.


Please register below by November 23rd to receive your invitation to our on-line lecture:

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