Wascana Park

Monuments &

Speakers' Corner

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Monuments and Memorials:
Nicholas Flood Davin

(Unless otherwise indicated, photos by Don of

(Located in Speakers' Corner)

Irish-born orator, journalist, author and politician, Davin had
been a barrister in London and newspaper correspondent
during the Franco-Prussian War before coming to Canada in
1872. He founded the Regina Leader in 1883. He was secretary
of royal commissions on the Canadian Pacific Railway and on
Chinese immigration in the 1880's and Member of Parliament
for Assiniboia West (1887-1900). "Eminent in debate and
delightful in society" his many literary works included The
Irishman in Canada
, in 1877. He committed suicide during a
visit to Winnipeg.

Orateur, journaliste, écrivain et homme politique d'origine
irlandaise, Davin fut avocat à Londres et correspondant du-
rant la guerre franco-allemande avant de venir au Canada en
1872. Fondateur du Leader de Regina en 1883, il fut, à la
même époque, secrétaire de commissions royales d'enquête sur
le Canadien Pacifique et l'immigration chinoise et député
d'Assiniboia-Ouest (1887-1900). Brillant parlementaire et fin
causeur il écrivit de nombreuses ouvrages, dont The Irishman
in Canada
(1877). Il se suicida au cours d'une visite a Winnipeg.

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada

Government of Canada-1954-Gouvernement du Canada.

(Text on plaque)