A great banquet was held at the Queen Hotel for the Honourable W.S. Fielding. At the time, Fielding was the Minister of Finance for Canada (serving from 1896 to 1911) under Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier. The dinner was hosted by the Liberal Party of Nova Scotia on the occasion of Fielding’s return from England, where he had been one of the representatives of Canada at the Coronation of His Majesty King Edward VII and attended the Colonial Conference in London. Earlier, Fielding had also a brief term as Premier of Nova Scotia (1894-1896). He would also serve another term of Minister of Finance, from 1921 to 1925. (Photo: Honourable W.S. Fielding and family. N.S. Archives.)