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.
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 | email@example.comWednesday 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...
John Robson demolishes the fairy tale that Canadians lived without constitutionally guaranteed rights until Pierre Elliott Trudeau brought the shiningCharter of Rights and Freedomsdown from Parnassus in 1982.
James Carson bids us to “reimagine” that St. John Brébeuf, the Jesuit martyr, was “never martyred” but “died for reasons indigenous to the time and place he inhabited, for reasons that rest squarely on the deep beliefs of the people who had welcomed him.” Historian Christopher Blum is not convinced.