“Done no Good” in North Lanark– A Disgruntled Ramsay Voter

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By-election on 22 January 1880
PartyCandidateVotes
LiberalMCDONELL, Donald Greenfield1,107
ConservativeJAMIESON, Joseph1,009

Joseph_Jamieson.pngLetter to the Almonte Gazette  re the Lanark North By-Election January 1880

It is well known the N . P. has done no good in North Lanark. In fact he has created a great deal of hardship. He has increased the cost of the necessaries of life: sugar and tea, cotton and woollen goods, all have gone up. The expenses of every family in North Lanark have increased, while the purchasing power of the labourer, and many others has decreased. The wages of the labouring man were lowered,  and in some places hours of labour were increased working at lower wages.

Mr. Jamieson who previously contested the constituency with Mr. Galbraith in 1878, promised the electors better results if the elections were carried in favour of the N . P. What has been…

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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