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Jean Talon

Filles du Roi
August 17, 2018
THE BEAVER WARS, Jean Talon: Sent to Canada in 1665, Talon became the first Intendant of New France. Talon tried with some success to change the Canadian economy from Beaver pelts to farming. Realizing a much greater population was needed, he helped arrange for 800 young French women to come to Canada as the now famous Filles du Roi, greatly enlarging the Canadian population. One of his greatest accomplishments (in my opinion) was starting the first commercial brewery in Canada, La Brasseries du Roi in 1668. Read More 
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