Haultain
Research
Institute

What is the Haultain Research Institute?

The Haultain Institute is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to finding solutions to address the structural inequities detrimental to landlocked Canadian provinces with views to establish more fair, balanced and renewed societies.

Our Vision

We envision a renewed, rebalanced, modern Canadian federation that is structured fairly for all provinces to maximise our collective and individual potential

Our Mission

To educate and provide options for Canadians about the elimination of structural unfairness that currently plagues the Canadian federation, especially for our landlocked provinces.

Our Goals

Haultain Research Institute focuses on non-partisan and robust research, investigating all avenues that may open the way to fairness and a balanced renewal to benefit all Canadians

Sir Frederick Haultain (1857 – 1942) was a Western Canadian lawyer, an elected representative and  judge. He was the first Premier of the Northwest Territories and was first elected to the territorial council in 1887 for the riding of Macleod. Opposed by Laurentian élites, Haultain wanted Alberta and Saskatchewan to be one province named “Buffalo” to be governed with full constitutional powers by a non-partisan administration. This idea was not acceptable to the federal Liberal Party of the day, governing under Wilfrid Laurier. After the 1905 formation of Alberta and Saskatchewan, Haultain represented South Qu’Appelle in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan as a member of the Provincial Rights caucus, and served as the Leader of the Official Opposition. He led the charge against the federal control of the province’s public lands and natural resources.

Haultain left politics in 1912. He became chief justice of the Saskatchewan court of appeals and the second chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan in 1917. He died in Montreal in 1942 but his ashes are buried in Saskatoon.