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The 'Settler' Nonsense

The 'Settler' Nonsense

There is much creepy virtue-signaling in whites abasing themselves as “settlers.” But there is no road forward because, fundamentally, it is a collectivist concept. This approach blames some people not for what they did but for what somebody like them did. It absolves others of all blame based on skin colour and falsifies their ancestors’ history.

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1841: The Year of Responsible Government?

1841: The Year of Responsible Government?

Locating Responsible Government in 1848 divorces it from its proper context. And it ignores contemporary 19th century authorities, like Sir John A. Macdonald, who said that the grant of Responsible Government occurred not in 1848 but in 1841. 

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

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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After Afghanistan

After Afghanistan

Adam Chapnick reviews a collection of the best defence thinkers examining Canada's defence and diplomatic policy options in the aftermath of the Afghanistan experience.

 

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The Charter of Rights Myth

The Charter of Rights Myth

John Robson demolishes the fairy tale that Canadians lived without constitutionally guaranteed rights until Pierre Elliott Trudeau brought the shining Charter of Rights and Freedoms down from Parnassus in 1982.

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