The story behind Rue Christie

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Photo: Ville de Montréal archives

Robert Christie, lawyer, militia officer, historian and politician, was born in Windsor, N.S., and died in Quebec City.

This street is named in honour of Robert Christie (1787-1856), a lawyer, militia officer, historian and politician, who was born in Windsor, N.S., to parents who had emigrated from Scotland. Christie studied at King’s College and obtained his diploma sometime before 1803.