The Hon. Sir William Howard Hearst by Austin Shaw

The Honourable Sir William Howard Hearst was Ontario’s 7th Premier – in office from 1914 to 1919. Succeeding James Whitney, Hearst governed the province during the First World War. Although most of the government’s efforts were devoted to the war, his administration also saw the introduction of votes for women, the creation of the Child Welfare Bureau and the Department of Labour.