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The Honourable
Dominick Edward Blake

Blake in 1881
2nd Premier of Ontario
In office
December 20, 1871 â€“ October 25, 1872
Monarch Victoria
Lieutenant Governor William Pearce Howland
Preceded by John Sandfield Macdonald
Succeeded by Oliver Mowat
Leader of the Official Opposition (Canada)
In office
May 4, 1880 â€“ June 2, 1887
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald
Preceded by Alexander Mackenzie
Succeeded by Wilfrid Laurier
Personal details
Born (1833-10-13)October 13, 1833
Adelaide Township, Upper Canada
Died March 1, 1912(1912-03-01) (aged 78)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political party Ontario Liberal Party
Liberal Party of Canada
Other political
Irish Parliamentary Party
Spouse(s) Margaret Cronyn
Relations William Hume Blake, father
Benjamin Cronyn, father-in-law
George MacKinnon Wrong, son-in-law
H. H. Wrong, grandson
Religion Anglican

I may err in judgment, but I hope not in intention.
I fear the carnival of crime is beginning on our border.
As far as I can judge, not much good can be done without disturbing something or somebody.
Edward Blake
The accumulation of personal wealth and the extension of commercial transactions have developed a great and lamentable increase in certain classes of crimes, while the improvements in transport have largely facilitated the escape of fugitive criminals.
Edward Blake