Highlights/macdonald

Politics, Society

Revisiting the controversy of Sir John A. Macdonald

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» 

Politics, Society

More on the Macdonald controversy in Canada

In recent years there has been much media attention to groups seeking to change the historic narrative of the founder of Canada, Sir John A Macdonald. Because of his involvement in creating the residential school system there have been calls» 

International, Society

Montreal vandals attack Queen Victoria statues

After vandalism against a Montreal statue dedicated to Sir John A Macdonald last year, more historic statues in the city were vandalised last night, by the same or similar individuals. Last night, two Montreal statues representing Queen Victoria were sprayed» 

Environment, Politics, Society

Canadians: clichés and historical knowledge

A number of surveys of Canadians in recent months has some surprising and not so surprising results. It seems some Canadian clichés are valid but on the other hand, yet again that Canadians generally have a slim grasp of their own» 

Politics

Politicians: least trusted profession

A national survey taken last month discovered that most Canadians just don’t trust their politicians….and don’t trust them… a lot! At least one ethicist is calling it an “ethical crisis” in Canadian politics. Chris MacDonald is an associate professor at»