Cartier George Étienne

Car·tier

 (kär-tyā′, kär′tē-ā′), Sir George Étienne 1814-1873.
Prime minister of Canada (1858-1862) who served jointly with Sir John Macdonald. He persuaded French Canadians to accept Canada's confederation (1867).
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