Sir John A. Macdonald

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Vandalism isn’t the solution, but Kingston’s love affair with Sir John A. Macdonald needs to end

Two wrongs don’t make a right — ignoring the real legacy of Canada’s first Prime Minister doesn’t justify vandalism, but neither is vandalism an excuse to continue to celebrate his birthday.Continue...

Politicians debate Sir John A. Macdonald’s legacy

Hundreds gathered at the Grand Theatre on Friday evening to watch the Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and the Honourable Bob Rae, former interim leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, present their arguments ‘for’ and ‘against’ the “greatness” of Canada’s first Prime Minister.Continue...

Idle No More demonstrators protest celebration of Sir John A. Macdonald

Not all attendees of this weekend’s bicentenary celebrations of Sir John A. Macdonald were celebrating.Continue...

Rt. Hon. Tricia Marwick gives series of talks in honour of bicentenary

The Right Honourable Tricia Marwick, in the spirit of Sir John A. Macdonald’s work for representative government and political reform, gave a series of lectures at Queen’s on Friday and Saturday regarding the constitutional journey of Scotland and the importance of bringing young women into politics.Continue...

Mark Sir John A.

While it’s inappropriate to celebrate the bicentennial of Sir John A. Macdonald’s birth, the date still needs to be marked as a critical event in Canada’s history.Continue...