Strachan, John

Strachan, John

(strôn), 1778–1867, Canadian Anglican prelate, b. Scotland. As a member of the executive council of Upper Canada (1815–36) and of the legislative council (1820–41), he was an influential leader on the Conservative side. In 1839 he became the first Anglican bishop of Toronto. Strachan worked earnestly for education but always firmly advocated control by the Anglican church of all institutions of learning. In the long struggle to settle the matter of the Clergy ReservesClergy Reserves,
those lands set apart in Upper and Lower Canada under the British Constitutional Act of 1791 "for the support and maintenance of a Protestant clergy." "Protestant clergy" was interpreted to mean the clergy of the Church of England.
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, he unequivocally maintained that the Anglican church had the sole claim to their use.

Bibliography

See biography by S. Boorman (1969); studies by J. L. Henderson (1969) and D. Flint (1971).

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