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Robert F. Gourlay 1778-1863

A radical Scot who crusaded for social reform, Gourlay spent two tumultuous years in Upper Canada. He challenged government immigration policies, led protest gatherings, and attacked authorities with wit and heated rhetoric. He was charged with sedition in 1818 and banished.

Location

In the park located at the junction of Highway 119 and County Road 18, opposite the Mount Elgin United Church, Mount Elgin

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Oxford

Municipality: Township of South-west Oxford

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