April 27: Legislature scandal inquiry; Westminster Church's cornerstone laid.

Manitoba Legislature
April 27, 1915 - A Royal Inquiry into the Manitoba Legislature Construction Scandal begins.

During its early construction supplies went missing or were substituted with substandard products. This led to part of the building's foundation being torn down and rebuilt.

Thomas Kelly, a noted local contractor, fled to the US before being captured and returned to Winnipeg to stand trial. Brother Michael, the other half of the Kelly Brothers firm, was found to have no knowledge of the thefts.

April 27, 1886 - The village of Oak Lake organize their first fire department.

Westminster Church
April 27, 1911 - Governor General Earl Grey lays the cornerstone for Westminster Church.

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