Highlights / sir john a macdonald

Indigenous, Politics

New poll suggests half of Canadians against removing statues of former leaders

How do Canadians feel about removing statues of politicians–some of them iconic–who espoused racist views or who supported racist policies? A new survey by Leger and the Association For Canadian Studies has provided some perspective and some answers. It found »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Statue of Sir John A. staying in Victoria despite Ontario offer

So maybe the story about removing the statue of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, from in front of city hall in Victoria, B. C. over the weekend has legs after all. Turns out Ontario’s new populist premier, »

Indigenous, International, Politics, Society

Statue of Canada’s first prime minister is removed in Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, may be the most traditional of all Canadian cities, at least of those birthed when what was once called the British Empire ruled much of the world. People still take tea at the majestic »

Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, International, Society

Celebrating a Scot and being Canadian with kilts in the cold!

The Sir John A. kilt skate It takes a Canadian (with some Scots DNA usually) to don a kilt and brave the rigours of a Canadian winter, and do it on ice skates! But, on the occasion of the anniversary »

International, Politics, Society

History: January 11, 1815; From Scotland to the creation of Canada

On January 11*, 1815 a third child was born to a humble textile merchant and his wife in Glasgow.  The boy was named John Alexander Macdonald.**Of humble beginnings, he would become the most important figure in Canada’s history. John was »