Today, January the 11th, marks the 200 birthday of Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada’s “Father of Confederation” and first Prime Minister. In the typical Canadian-way, there are few celebrations of this bicentennial planned outside of his ancestral home of Kingston, Ontario. That is unfortunate because the legacy of his man should be celebrated as there would be no Canada without Sir John A.. The story of Sir John A. Macdonald is long, well researched and well told by authors such as John Boyko and Richard Gwyn, but it bears a nutshell retelling. Born in Scotland, immigrated to Upper Canada as a child with his family,Read More →

“You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. you cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by takening away man’s initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.” Abraham LincolnRead More →