His government was the first to include both Protestants and Roman Catholics, and thus significantly eased the sectarian tensions that had plagued Newfoundland. Carter's government ran for reelection in 1869 on a platform that promised to bring Newfoundland into Canadian CONFEDERATION and was badly defeated. Although he again became prime minister in 1874, he made no effort to raise the contentious Confederation issue. Carter retired as prime minister in 1878 and was appointed to the Newfoundland Supreme Court. In 1880 he became chief justice.
Author GEOFF BUDDEN
Links to Other Sites
Sir Frederic Bowker Terrington Carter
A biography of Sir Frederic Bowker Terrington Carter. Features photographs and other archival resources. Part of the “Canadian Confederation” website from Library and Archives Canada.
Frederic Bowker Terrington Carter
A biography of Frederic Bowker Terrington Carter, lawyer, politician, and judge. From the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online.
Besides hockey and the maple leaf, there is little as symbolically Canadian as the CBC – the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It grew out of a developing nation's need to express its identity and find its voice.