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Rutherford. 1905 Platform. ALP 1905 to 2005 Centennial. 1905 Platform - highlights. efficient system of schools! strong, economical and business administration of public affairs least possible loss of profit through excessive freight rates first-class system of main thoroughfares.

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Rutherford

Rutherford

1905 Platform

ALP 1905 to 2005 Centennial


1905 platform highlights

1905 Platform - highlights

  • efficient system of schools!

  • strong, economical and business administration of public affairs

  • least possible loss of profit through excessive freight rates

  • first-class system of main thoroughfares


1905 election hotspots

1905 Election - hotspots

  • ALP defense of “Alberta Act”

    • Authored by Federal Liberal Party

    • Limited form of autonomy

      • annual grant of about $1 M/year

      • control of lands, mines, minerals withheld

        • compensated by $375 K/year

      • full control of schools


1905 nov 9 results

1905 Nov 9 – results!!!

  • ALP won

    • 23 of 25 seats !!!

  • First cabinet formed


Legacy of educational focus

Legacy of Educational Focus

  • In 1905 there were 526 schools

  • By 1908 there were more than 1000


Ongoing relevance

Ongoing Relevance

  • policies for a “New Canada”

    • 240 bills were passed under Rutherford’s watch establishing the infrastructure for the province


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