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John A. Macdonald

He also discussed John A. Macdonald’s legacy in his first speech to caucus as Tory leader.
That means we have to be willing to be made uncomfortable, and to make others uncomfortable.
It was a rocky reception for the former Tory leader on his home turf.
He said “those kinds of acts of vandalism are not advancing the path towards greater justice and equality."
“These racist monuments don’t deserve space,” demonstrators say.
They also oppose Victoria City Hall's decision to remove his statue.
He criticized a decision to remove a statue of John A. Macdonald.
The announcement reignited heated debate around “problematic” historical figures.
"A strong and dominant national feeling is not a luxury in Canada, it is a necessity."
An upcoming commemorative two-dollar coin will feature Sir John A. Macdonald one one side and, as always, Queen Elizabeth
In a country as wealthy as ours, it is simply wrong to allow 4.8 million Canadians to struggle to make ends meet, leaving so many unable to participate in the building up of the new Canada we all desire. Why must over 840,000 of our neighbours need to turn to a food bank to feed themselves and their families every month -- among them over 310,000 children?
The responsible way to remember the founding father is by acknowledging the entirely of his checkered legacy — not cherry-picking the feel-good foredges of his biography.
This year, a Sir John A. Macdonald-inspired beer was launched to "celebrate the heritage and greatness of being Canadian" and mark his 200th birthday. Looking closer at the real history, should we celebrate Sir John A as a beloved Canadian hero?
A surprising number of Canadians are clueless when it comes to being able to name the country’s founding father, a recent
Sir John A. Macdonald was also a racist who disdained Chinese rail workers, the very same men who helped build his national dream, by imposing a discriminatory head tax on each of them. And it was Macdonald whose policies of forced starvation helped clear First Nations from the prairies in order to build that railway. Indeed, James Daschuk from the University of Regina argues quite cogently in his book Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation and the Loss of Aboriginal Life that Macdonald's starvation policies led to the deaths of thousands.
In 2014, people will come for the sesquicentenary parties, but it's more likely they will depart having discovered the authentic and captivating experiences of Canada's smallest province, a little place where something mighty big was born 150 years ago.
Ah, the Heritage Minutes. For Canadian kids who attended school in the 1990s and 2000s, the minute-long educational films
In 2004 -- inspired partly by a BBC series titled Great Britons -- CBC asked Canadians to choose the "greatest Canadian of
The international community marked the 197th anniversary of the birth of Canada's first Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald, by completely ignoring the man as well as the country he headed. Despite proximity to Canada, Americans seemed no likelier to understand references to Macdonald.
Don't feel guilty if you couldn't pass the silly Canadian history trivia tests that ran in most of the country's newspapers recently. A lot of people in governments, universities and publishing companies make good salaries working with Canadian history every day don't care much about it, either.