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Sir Henri Gustave Joly de-Lotbinière was born in Epernay, France. His family moved to Lower Canada in 1830 where his mother's family owned a large estate. The Life Before B.C. section traces Lotbinière's early life in Québec as well as telling the story of his political career in that province and his love of horticulture.
The politics in British Columbia at the time of Lotbinière's arrival were incredibly strained, as outlined in the section entitled BC's Political Climate. Wilfred Laurier appointed Lotbinière to the post of Lieutenant Governor in this province because of his experience in sticky political situations. Our third section explores the implications of Lotbinière's appointment and career in B.C.
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