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BROWN, George (1818-1880) Politician, Newspaper Proprietor and a founding Father of Canada

Born in Alloa, Scotland and educated in Edinburgh, he emigrated to then Province of Canada in 1837. In 1844 he founded the “Toronto Globe” newspaper which eventually boasted the largest circulation in the country. As a Canadian politician he is counted as one of the Fathers of the confederation which eventually brought the various separately run Canadian territories together from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

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