Featured Articles — Sir John A. Macdonald

In Kamloops, Not One Body Has Been Found

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In Kamloops, Not One Body Has Been Found

At the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, so far not a single body has been found, writes Professor Jacques Rouillard. Nearby, the existing cemetery is located on the Indian Reserve itself ...

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Macdonald: A Hero for Our Times?

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Macdonald: A Hero for Our Times?

The Old Flag and the Old Policy probably mattered more than the Old Man to most Canadians, writes Phillip A. Buckner. We can debate Sir John A. without losing our heads — or his.

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Not Guilty: Sir John A. Macdonald & the Genocide Fetish

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Not Guilty: Sir John A. Macdonald & the Genocide Fetish

Genocide? Quite the contrary. Patrice Dutil explains why Sir John A. Macdonald is NOT GUILTY.

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Radio interview: Sir John A.'s reputation is at stake!

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Radio interview: Sir John A.'s reputation is at stake!

Revisiting the controversy of Sir John A. Macdonald Interview with Glen Williams, author of "Sir John 'Aryan' Macdonald Revisited" in The Dorchester Review, Vol. 8, No. 2, Autumn/Winter 2018, pp. 3-10. By Marc Montgomery | english@rcinet.caWednesday 9 January, 2019 For most of Canada’s history, Sir John A Macdonald has been revered as the father of Confederation, the man who in large part created the country out of disparate British colonies. In recent years, his reputation has come under fire with claims of racism and especially by Indigenous groups and others for his having established the disastrous “residential school system”. As the anniversary of...

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1812 & The Fathers of Confederation

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1812 & The Fathers of Confederation

Several Fathers of Confederation had a connection to the War of 1812. Only two generations separated the peace of 1814 from the Charlottetown conference -- the same lapse of time (fifty years) as between 1945 and 1995, when Canadians of all ages celebrated “Victory in Europe."

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