Baldwin, Robert

Date of Birth1804-05-12Place of birth:York (now Toronto), Upper Canada (now Ontario)Date of Death1858-12-09Place of death:at his home “Spadina”, Yorkville (Toronto), Ontario (Canada West)

Robert Baldwin along with his political partner Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, led the first responsible ministry in Canada, regarded by some as the first truly responsible government.

In 1829 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Upper Canada, but at the general elections of 1830 he was defeated, and he did not again sit in the legislature until after the Union of 1841.

Interred at St. James, Toronto

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