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It was a big day in political history on the Prairies on this date in 1912 as MLAs in Saskatchewan first held their discussions in their brand-new legislative chamber.  The legislative complex had been under construction for four years.

Premier Walter Scott and his government had led the charge to build the new home for Saskatchewan’s MLAs and he was still in the Premier’s chair when the impressive structure was opened.  You can read more about the history of the Saskatchewan Legislature at this link.

Saskatchewan Legislature

Arthur Milnes is an accomplished public historian and award-winning journalist.  He was research assistant on The Rt. Hon. Brian Mulroney’s best-selling Memoirs and also served as a speechwriter to then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper and as a Fellow of the Queen’s Centre for the Study of Democracy under the leadership of Tom Axworthy.  A resident of Kingston, Ontario, Milnes serves as the in-house historian at the 175 year-old Frontenac Club Hotel.

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