Robert Baldwin

1867-1890
Robert Baldwin circa 1917. Source: Library and Archives Canada.Pinterest
Robert Baldwin circa 1917. Source: Library and Archives Canada.

This great reforming leader from what is now Ontario played a key role in bringing responsible government to what is now Canada. Sir John A. Macdonald looked to Robert Baldwin as a hero and praised Baldwin when Macdonald's own portrait was unveiled on Parliament Hill in 1890, decades after the quest for responsible government was completed. Baldwin played a leading role in political affairs when Kingston was the First Capital.